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about dick and pat bertapelle
About Us.
Bertapelle Cellars is located in the Sonoma Wine Country, the heart of California's Wine Country regions, which includes Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties. The Sonoma County has thirteen approved American Viticultural Areas - including the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Sonoma Valley. These AVAs are well known for the production of high-quality Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs, and Petite Sirahs. The Bertapelle Cellars' partners clearly recognize that their Healdsburg location provides the opportunity to access the finest grapes for their Sonoma wines.

Our limited production quantity allows our owners and winemaker to follow the wine making process carefully, with great attention to detail, in an artisan style.
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Meet Our Partners
dick bertapelle

Dick Bertapelle – Founder, President, and Winemaker

Healdsburg, CA. Bertapelle Cellars president Dick Bertapelle and his wife, Pat, have lived in Wine Country since 1997 when they bought the Haydon Street Inn in Healdsburg. While successfully operating that business for nine years, Dick became very involved in the wine industry.

After Dick and Pat sold the inn, he managed a startup winery for nearly two years until the idea of starting his own wine label became a reality. With his name on the label, Dick, with the help of Pat, is committed to producing only high quality wines. Thus far, the Bertapelle Cellars' wines are exceeding their expectations.

mike griffin

Mike Griffin – Founder and Senior Partner

Houston, TX. Mike’s career has been in the financial services industry since 1980. During that time, he has built two large insurance and investment agencies while specializing in business and estate planning.

Along the way Mike has nurtured a sincere interest in Californian wines, culminating in the establishment of Bertapelle Cellars. As he has a demanding palette, he will work to ensure that Bertapelle Cellars' vintages live up to his and his partners’ high standards. Working alongside Mike is his wife Linda who is also passionate about winemaking, wines and the enjoyment of life.

Michael Talty – Consulting Winemaker Michael Talty – Consulting Winemaker

Michael bought his Dry Creek Valley vineyard in 1997 and proceeded to build his winery there. He has since developed a reputation for producing the finest quality Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. Michael has brought his unique, handcrafted winemaking style to Bertapelle Cellars, where he oversees the harvesting of grapes and production of these artisan wines.
Sunny and Barbara Tang Michael and Andrea Griffin
Adam and Jenni Bertapelle
Portland, OR
Sunny & Barbara Tang
Houston, TX

Ryan & Meg Bertapelle
San Jose, CA
Ric & Georgia-Helthall
Healdsburg, CA
Michael and Andrea Griffin
Katy, Texas
Laurie Robbins Stephany Mareel and Michael Frick Elaine and Al meg bertapelle Marilyn & Gregg Smith
Laurie Robbins
Cypress, TX
Stephany Mareel & Michael Frick
Golden, CO
Elaine and Al Cangiarella
Cliffwood, NJ
Betty Lee
Cupertino, CA
Gregg & Marilyn Smith
San Jose, CA
Additional partners not pictured include:
Norma and Marshall Beach, Raleigh, NC | Sally and Ray Blackhall, Cypress, TX | Tanya and Marco Rossi, Katy, TX