Family Owned, Estate Grown & Sustainably Farmed

We are a family-owned winery that owns three distinct vineyards in the magnificent, central coast of California. We farm each vineyard meticulously with the goal of making extraordinarily, high-quality wine over multiple generations.

The Niner Family

Richard Niner grew up as one of eight children raised on a farm in rural West Virginia. He spent his childhood working on the farm to provide food for his family, and eventually became one of the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from Princeton and then Harvard Business School. He then began a long and respected career building small businesses across a variety of industries, from sunglasses to machine tools.

He eventually met Pam in New York City, while she was working as a magazine editor after graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts. The pair married and had two children, Andy & Katy.

In the early 1990s, one of Richard’s ventures introduced him to the beauty of the Central Coast. The people here reminded him of his upbringing in West Virginia, and he saw the high potential for the area to compete with premier wine regions like Napa, which was booming at the time.

Dick and Pam Niner

This return to farm­ing was a return to his West Vir­ginia roots, and in his mind one of the ulti­mate crops to work with. He pur­chased his first vine­yard in 2001 and spent the next decade build­ing out the rest of the busi­ness and hir­ing a team to help run it. Our tast­ing room & win­ery opened in Spring of 2010 and remains the heart of our estate.

Even­tu­al­ly, Andy took over the day-to-day man­age­ment of the busi­ness and we remain fam­i­ly owned and oper­at­ed today. In the decade since open­ing our tast­ing room doors, we have expand­ed the busi­ness to include a restau­rant, Chef’s Gar­den and full ros­ter of cre­ative expe­ri­ences for your visit.

Winemakers Patrick & Molly Our Winemaking Philosophy

Our goal is to grow high quality grapes and make delicious wines that preserve the unique qualities of each vineyard and vintage. We want to express those qualities with elegance and balance, using minimal inputs.

We are lucky to have two Winemakers. Winemaker Molly Bohlman is responsible for our wines from Jespersen Ranch and Patrick Muran is responsible for Heart Hill Vineyard & Bootjack Ranch. This division by vineyard allows us to fully focus on bringing the intricacies of each site forward in our wines. All wines are fermented, aged and bottled at our estate winery located at Heart Hill Vineyard.

4 bottles of Niner Wine

From The Winery To The Kitchen Meet The Rest Of The Team

Get to know the team of passionate, hard working people who are behind everything we do.

Meet The Team

2021 Niner Team