Crushpad Hits The Big Time

Crushpad Hits The Big Time

Custom winery Crushpad has been in San Francisco for six years but the entrepreneurial start-up will finally have a Napa winery to call its own. The company is moving into a winery in the Oak Knoll District called Silverado Trail Wine Studio. The Wine Studio site is owned by Crushpad’s largest wine grape supplier, Premier Pacific Vineyards and includes both a winery and a 25-acre vineyard.

Crushpad will make the move in early March and will continue bottling at its existing San Francisco site through most of February. The San Francisco Business Times reports that Crushpad founder Michael Brill said that the upstart winemaker is getting a presence in Napa for less than the $10-$20 million it normally costs.

The company has seen business boom over the past few years(in 2008 Crushpad was able to raise $9 million from loyal customers) and has expanded their offerings to include both California and Bordeaux winemaking opportunities as well as blended wines available for special events like weddings.

By Deidre Woollard | Source :: www.luxist.com