About  Kivelstadt 

Jordan Kivelstadt has been rethinking the way consumers drink and engage with wine for the last 15 years. He started making wine at Copain, then the Donum Estate, Vasse Felix in Margaret River, and O. Fournier in Argentina. Jordan founded Kivelstadt Cellars in 2007, with 125 cases of Syrah. In 2009 Jordan founded Free Flow Wines, and led the conversion of more than 10,000 venues across the country to install and promote wine on tap. In 2018 he installed the first dedicated wine canning line, helping spur the US canned wine movement, and founding his own canned wine brand. In 2020, leveraging his own winery Kivelstadt Cellars, Jordan founded the first WineGarten in California, to change the way consumers experience wineries. Today, Jordan runs his winery, family vineyard, and consults for multiple companies in the alcohol industry. He serves on the Board of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts University, and on the Executive Committee of the Sonoma Mentoring Alliance. Jordan lives in Sonoma, with his wife and two children.


About Our Winemakers

Sam Baron has spent his entire life in the vines. Growing up in Napa his first jobs were cluster counts and vineyard assessments. He studied wine in college where he obtained his degree in Viticulture and Enology. From there his winemaking journey took him all over the world. Being a potter as well, Sam’s philosophies regarding craft are that of a give and take between nature. His goal is to bring art to consumers/users of the craft and have them define the beauty within.

Sam joined the Kivelstadt Cellars team in 2017. He met Jordan and they instantly bonded over shared winemaking and winegrowing philosophies. As Winemaker, Sam divides his time between managing wholesale sales, vineyard sourcing, production, and almost everything in between. Sam’s passion for restrained and elegant wines, organic and sustainable farming, and his thirst for exploring unique California vineyards makes him right at home in the Kivelstadt family.