Our Story

Wrap Text around Image The Wharton Wines story is a love story ~ the love of life, wine and each other. It started in 2000 when Geoff and Rhonda Wharton began making frequent trips to visit his grandmother in the Napa Valley from their home in Northern California. They fell in love with the natural beauty of the rolling vineyards and world class wines. Inspired by the wine country lifestyle, in 2003 Geoff left his job with a Fortune 100 company, and he and Rhonda moved to Napa. Rhonda has continued to work in Corporate America while Geoff has devoted his time to learning all aspects of the wine business, working for some of Napa's most prestigious wineries, focusing on wine education, marketing, operations, wine-making and wine chemistry. His passion continues to be hand-crafting premium wine from many varietals, and sharing his award-winning creations with other wine lovers. 

In their spare time, Geoff and Rhonda take on do-it-yourself projects on their home which has been in Geoff’s family for generations. Geoff’s grandmother used to live in the house where she made wine from local grapes and honey from bee hives she maintained on the property. 
Geoff and Rhonda are very hands-on in every step of the wine-making process, with an utmost focus on quality. They also love to spend time with friends and family and their 3 dogs, Bogey the Pug, Rosie the Bassett Hound and Marlon the German Short-hair Pointer.

At the end of the day, they find the greatest joy in living the wine country dream. Come be a part of the Wharton Wines experience.