Bricoleur | bri · co · leur | French — One who starts building something with no clear plan, adding bits here and there, cobbling together a whole while flying by the seat of their pants.
Our guests tell us there’s no other place in Sonoma County wine country like Bricoleur Vineyards. We are proud to be the stewards of this breathtakingly beautiful Russian River Valley estate.
We believe in sustainable farming, fresh fruits and vegetables, fine wine, family enterprise, and supporting the community. We have deep roots in Sonoma County wine country, and every day, we unwaveringly work to maintain the health of our vines, animals, produce, and enhance our community.
We are Sonoma County through and through.
For many generations, our family has worked in both the Italian and American wine industries. Most notably, Beth Wall Hanson’s great grandfather, Pietro Carlo Rossi, was the original oenologist at Sonoma County’s historic Italian Swiss Colony. Trained as a chemist in Piemonte, Italy, Rossi revolutionized California winemaking in the 19th century and was recognized in France for the quality of his Zinfandel and sparkling wine.
Under Rossi’s direction, the Italian Swiss Colony became one of America’s leading wineries. Succeeding generations of the Rossi family carried on the family legacy, and many members of Beth’s extended family continue to work in California wine. That now includes members of the Hanson family, who are proud to be collaborating to make Bricoleur Vineyards the next great Russian River Valley estate.