De Novo Wines
For Hervé Bruckert, creating a wine business aligned with his strong desire to ground himself geographically and spiritually in Northern California. His past has roots and winemaking experience in the Alsatian region of France.
Like the new moon, De Novo means beginning anew. De Novo Wines is named in honor and celebration of life’s many new beginnings, transitions, and continued growth. De Novo wines are crafted from the finest grapes from small, family-owned vineyards located across Sonoma County, including Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mayacamas Ridge.
Together, Hervé, Ladd, and Dana forged important connections with vineyard owners specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel.
In 2007, De Novo submitted entries to San Francisco Wine Competition and won a double gold medal (unanimous gold by the judges) for their 2006 Cabernet and a silver medal for their 2006 Zinfandel. In February 2008, the De Novo team participated in the competition’s public tasting event, pouring their wines among the 3,000 people in attendance.