Sarapo Family Wines was born out of desire to save outstanding barrels of handcrafted wine from being sold to giant producers and blended into obscurity. We do not “make” Sarapo wines from grape to bottle. We seek out small lots made by other artisan winemakers in order to carefully blend our own limited-production wines of distinction and personality.
Kent Humphrey (Winemaker at Eric Kent Wine Cellars) devotes himself to discovering and purchasing small lots for Sarapo Family and to creating the finished blends. Kent's sister, Renee Humphrey, manages wholesale operations, and Kent’s wife, Colleen Teitgen, handles design and branding.
We call our label Sarapo Family Wines in honor of Kent and Renee’s Italian heritage. Sarapo is their mother’s maiden name, and legend has it that various branches of the family were involved in wine long before they were born. With great admiration for all of the Italian family members who share this vinous history, we give each wine a “family name” inspired by relatives from generations past and present. One thing is certain — today there is always good wine, good food and good cheer at a Sarapo table!