A Tale of Two Vintners Turned Distillers
Brion Wise and John Caldwell are California vintners, friends and business partners, hell-bent on making the finest barrel-aged spirits in the world. And while they can’t seem to agree on the spelling of their favorite spirit (whisky or whiskey), they wholeheartedly agree on just about everything else that really matters when it comes to life’s most delicious things.
While both Brion and John own wineries, and some of the most hallowed grape-growing ground on the planet, it was John’s nightly, two-finger bourbon “mood-changer” that inspired them to learn more about America’s original.
Wise Caldwell Distillers is the taste-making love child between John’s maverick winemaking history and Brion’s Southern bootlegger heritage.