ownerThe Smeding Family
Flying Horse Winery is owned and operated by the Smeding Family. Hendrik runs the day to day winery business, Lettie is the winemaker, Hendrik IV keeps an eye on our vineyard, and Bergen works on marketing and sales.
The Smeding family has a four generation history of working in agriculture in the Napa Valley.
The Smeding family has long had a love of horses. They all ride Quarter Horses and Arabians on trail and when working their cattle. Lettie rides most days when not busy with her winemaking and other winery work. All family members have competed in Endurance Riding. These horses are the real flying horses as they trot and canter cross country.