• Vineyard Area: 34 acres
  • Soil Type: Willakenzie
  • Varieties Cultivated: Barley, corn, rye, oat, wheat, grape,
  • Annual Production: 190,000 bottles
  • Country: USA
  • Winemaker: Tad Seestedt
  • Topography: 350 foot SE exposure


An organic farm, artisan wine company, vermouth house and alembic distillery, Ransom juxtaposes many of the finest old world craft beverage traditions with creative innovation. Founded in 1997 by Tad Seestedt with a fistful of credit cards and a dream of self-sufficiency, the name Ransom was chosen to represent the debt incurred to start a small business, as well as the promise of freedom once the debt was paid. Today, Ransom continues to flourish independently without outside investors, producing 15,000 cases annually between the winery and the distillery.
A global industry leader in the farm-to-bottle category and renowned for historic revival products such as Old Tom Gin, Ransom makes a wide range of wine and spirits by hand, eschewing high-tech equipment for traditional production methods. Its remarkable execution of premium quality, unmanipulated wines, vermouths, and spirits places Ransom among the top artisans in the country. Heritage, craftsmanship and respectfulness of terroir are Ransom’s core values.

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