Inceptum Wines

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897 Los Robles Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Inceptum Wines

Johannes and Jenny both come from years working in the wine industry in Sonoma as well as abroad. Johannes hails from the Mosel Valley in Germany where he grew up on a small family winery, and met Jenny when they were both hired as harvest interns at Schug Carneros Estate Winery in 2009. They married four years later, after traveling to and working in several different winemaking regions throughout the world together, dreaming and planning about making their own wines.

Inceptum Sauvignon Blanc is grown at the Sonoma Valley High School campus vineyard where students elect to learn viticulture practices and better understand the industry they are surrounded by. The partnership involves shared care of the vineyard by the students and volunteered time by Johannes and Jenny, and partake in harvesting when faculty and parents join as well! Johannes continues the winemaking process through to bottling, after which 15% of the shiners go back to the school for auctions and fundraising. The remainder is labeled Inceptum and proceeds to fuel the project.

The name, Inceptum, is Latin for the initiative, meant to pay homage to the student’s dedication to the vineyard.

Winery Details

Tasting Room:

  • Not Open to the Public


  • Sonoma Valley

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Available Varietals



  • Sauvignon Blanc

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