Erik & Shane Gustafson’s interest in wine developed over many years. Before they met, Shane had taken a wine appreciation course at Purdue University. She talked Erik into taking the same class. Shane followed the course by taking the U.C. Davis’s online winemaking certification program while working as a full time engineer. The couple volunteered together at several local wine shops. Shane & Erik decided that starting a winery was in their future. As Erik was a native of Western NY state, they decided to focus their attentions on the grape growing regions in the state.