As with all good stories, this is really about a love affair. This unique winemaking collaboration is the result of our combined love for each other and the world of wines. We met in Australia working as seasonal cellar hands at Torbreck Winery. We quickly fell in love and have since been married. Between the two of us, we have worked at wineries such as Pax Wine Cellars, Peay Vineyards, Sine Qua Non, and Marcassin. Our wines for Ryme Cellars are produced at the Wind Gap winery, where Ryan is the Assistant Winemaker for Pax and Pam Mahle’s newest project.
We started Ryme Cellars in 2007 with one ton of Aglianico. Excited by the intensity and complexity of this wine, we embarked on producing intriguing wines of varieties that we personally enjoy. To date we make two Vermentinos, Ribolla Gialla, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Aglianico under Ryme. In 2011 we wanted to expand our production to include some great Sonoma County vineyards that produce the type of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that we love to drink. For this task, we created a new label called Verse Wines, as a compliment to the more esoteric Ryme portfolio. With Ryme & Verse we aspire to make honest and expressive wines that exhibit the characteristics of the variety and place from which it came.
Ryan and Megan Glaab