Shauna Rosenblum, Rock Wall Wine Co.
Practically since birth, Shauna Rosenblum has offered the wine world her streak for experimentation, zeal for creating community through wine, and knowledge of winemaking steeped in personal history.
Those who recognize the name “Rosenblum” may know that Shauna hails from a family that built a California winemaking legacy, led by her late father Kent Rosenblum, beloved and respected as the “King of Zin”. Shauna was raised in the cellar, then, where her strengths became clear. After earning a Masters Degree in sculpture, in 2008 she returned to her roots to become a winemaker at Rock Wall Wine Co., where is now she also owner and president.
Operating from an abandoned Naval station in Alameda, California, where a few other wine and spirits businesses have since set up shop, the Rock Wall team produces an astonishing 50+ different wines, each carefully crafted in small lots. Many of the Rock Wall wines celebrate unsung regions and varietals, which we’ve tried to reflect in our selections below.
What’s more, Shauna and her team create an atmosphere where connectivity, inclusivity, and joy prevail. As Esther Mobley of The San Francisco Chronicle writes, “She’s a conductor of positivity (especially when it comes to lifting up other women: Her wine tanks, instead of numbers, are labeled with names like Sansa, Arya, Ayesha, and Katniss).” We’ll drink to that!
Included in this Shipment
NV Sparkling Zinfandel, Lake County
2018 Nebbiolo, Herringer Vineyard, Clarksburg
2018 Fiano, Sicilia Vineyard, Sutter County