Herman Story Wines
Russell P. From began Herman Story Wines in 2001 with 7 barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon for those seeking what Jeb Dunnuck in the Wine Advocate calls “super-concentrated, extroverted, exuberant, powerhouse wines from California’s Central Coast need look no further than the Herman Story estate.”
To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in 7+ distinct growing regions between Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Vineyards of particular note include: Bien Nacido, Larner, Paderewski and White Hawk. From’s dedication has held the attention of discriminating consumers and reviewers alike, earning him a coveted position in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List in 2014 for his On the Road Grenache and average 90+ score on CellarTracker across all wines and vintages.
According to From, he would rather make a little bit of wine with a lot of care, than a lot of wine with little care. His passionate following of wine fans certainly appreciate the result- Herman Story Wines often sell out!