Bravium translates from Latin as “reward, prize, or gift.” Proprietor and Winemaker Derek Rohlffs founded Bravium in 2007 to produce terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Anderson Valley, Carneros, Mendocino Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains, and Sonoma Coast vineyards. Special attention is given to its mountainside plantings. Bravium focuses on growing and harvesting balanced grapes in these unique, cool climate sites. In the winery, a ‘less is more’ approach is emphasized and simple, traditional winemaking methods are consistently employed. Invigorating acidity is the hallmark of Bravium wines, making them good at the table and capable of aging longer than most California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Wines are offered to mailing list members and are featured in select retail and restaurant placements in the Bay Area and beyond.
Sales of Bravium and Artisan wines support Sip&Give, the charitable giving campaign that Derek made a part of the winery's DNA at its founding. Sip&Give features a roster of worthy charities that are funded based upon your votes. Put simply, we make wine, you drink wine, and together, we sip and give. Click the Sip&Give logo.