Meikle Family Vineyards began as a hobby for Jeff Meikle after retiring from the auto industry in 2005.

In 2009, with help from his two sons, Jonathon and Jamison, and his wife, Jane, Jeff utilized Amador land purchased 20 years earlier to produce his first barbera. After sampling his first vintage, friends and family realized the land's enormous potential, and Jeff's hobby quickly became an obsession. What was supposed to be a fun, easy escape from Sacramento became a new career.

Today, Meikle Family Vineyards is producing some of the best wine the foothills have to offer. The small production numbers guarantee high quality and limited availability.