Little Trouble WIne Co.
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Country of Origin: USA
Location: Sonoma County, California
People: Jen Reichardt & Sara Morgenstern, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Jennifer Reichardt and Sara Morgenstern met in 2016 while working for a Sonoma Coast winemaker and grower. Jen was the assistant winemaker, and Sara was the sales director. After getting to know each other over bottles shared at Casino Bar and Grill in Bodega, they quickly realized their mutual love of bright, fresh wines, low intervention vineyard practices, fluffy dogs and eventually each other. Jen’s family took in Sara, an east coast transplant, and many a holiday was shared together. While joking for years about starting a label together, dreams became reality in 2020 when Jen discovered Stampede Vineyard in Lodi.
Their goal is to make low intervention wines that highlight the fantastic vineyards in which they are privileged to showcase. All vineyards are farmed organically and include: Alder Springs Vineyard, Grist Vineyard, Rorick Heritage Vineyard, and Stampede Vineyard. Learn more about each vineyard here.
About Jennifer Reichardt: Since 1901, Jen’s family has been in the food industry of California, most specifically raising ducks for restaurants in the Bay Area. The winemaking bug bit in the spring of 2011, and that autumn Jen completed her first harvest in Sonoma County, California. Over the next few years, she completed six additional harvests, to the Sonoma Coast, down to Chile, back to Sonoma Coast, down to Australia, and back again. Harvest number eight brought in a new meaning, when she started her own label, Raft Wines.
About Sara Morgenstern: Sara’s journey has taken her from lab technician to wine director, national sales broker to winemaker. She has made or sold wine in California, New York, Florida and New Zealand. Sara became enamored with low intervention wines when she first started working as a wine buyer in San Francisco. Growing up with a park ranger mom, environmental issues were always important to her and tied in directly with her passions in the wine industry. Her goal with Little Trouble is to highlight fun and transparent expressions of the fantastic vineyards LT works with, while getting in the way of nature as little as possible. In addition to Little Trouble Wines, she is currently the director of operations for Ruth Lewandowski Wines.