Tracey & John Skupny started Lang & Reed Wine Company in 1996 with the goal to explore the distinct charms of Cabernet Franc and to craft wines that are both expressive and enjoyable to drink.
The foundation of their wine experience began almost 40 years ago while working in the restaurant trade in Kansas City. They were trained in the classics: fine wine, fine food, and fine service. Having attained positions as wine stewards (sommeliers), the lure of vineyards and wineries brought them to California in 1980, settling finally in the Napa Valley by 1984.
Over the first decade of living in the Napa Valley, John held executive positions at Caymus Vineyards, Clos Du Val Wine Company and the Niebaum-Coppola Estate (Inglenook). Tracey focused on a growing family (Reed & Jerzy Lang) and philanthropic efforts such as the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation and Auction Napa Valley. In 1994, she embarked on the first of two stints working at Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery and has recently completed round two as Sales Director.