Our Story

Cheers to new chapters!

Tiffany and Leo Resig launched Resign Wine in 2015, combining their passions for wine and art.  Life is a journey and ours is being poured into this bold and daring boutique winery!  Resign Wine pairs perfectly with taking chances and celebrating new beginnings.  We hope our adventure in Resign Wine intersects with yours!  Cheers!

Some of life's greatest feelings are fermented with radical change.  Particularly resigning from a job, bouncing back and starting fresh.  We aim to compliment this feeling with our handcrafted wines that share the same name...Resign.

We raise a glass to untying your apron, removing your name tag, closing your laptop, ripping off your tie and confidently striding to the Exit door.  

The Founders

Neither Tiffany or Leo's family have a lineage in the wine industry.  They don't read the Farmer's Almanac.  They don't shop at L.L. Bean.

But they do know good wine and how to hustle.  Pair that with a talented winemaker and an eye-catching brand.  Leo is a serial entrepreneur with a handful of mildly successful businesses.  Tiffany is a former advertising Executive turned mother, business-owner and yoga instructor.  After passing their Level 1 Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers, the couple is continuing their studies aka consuming wine, and learning how to be a cork dork.

The Resig's lived in Venice Beach for a number of years where they discovered amazing California wines.  Many weekend trips up and down the California Coast solidified their love for this very special juice.  They were married between the vines at a winery in Paso Robles and have the pictures to prove it.

The Winemaker

Resign Wine is crafted by winemaker, Phil Staehle who uses top quality grapes from organically farmed vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.  With a boutique production of only 550 cases per vintage, we strive for handcrafted wines of high caliber character, and balance.

Phil resides in Sonoma and has been producing award-winning wine under his wine label, Enkidu, for over 15 years. 

Phil creates wines that are first and foremost an embodiment of the vineyard.  He employs a minimalist approach which results in balanced, yet complex wines.  

The Artist

Leo and Tiffany discovered Zach Johnsen's artwork in Venice Beach, CA at Oscar's Cerveteca on Rose Avenue.  To track Zach down, the couple was lead to the CAVE Gallery on Abbot Kinney, where the gallery continues to display Zach's ever-evolving artwork.  

Zach lives in Portland, Oregon and can be found slinging watercolors on a daily basis.

"Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint you can on it." - Danny Kaye

The Anvil

The anvil is a sign of progression. It’s arguably the most powerful tool ever created as the acceleration of progress in the world was forged on an anvil... swords to fight battles, horseshoes to discover new land. And the anvil was used to create other tools that have been used to build and innovate.

There are two types of wineries, traditional or progressive. Traditional wineries play it safe from a branding and market approach perspective. Progressive wineries take chances and thrive on disrupting an age-old industry. Resign Wine is a progressive winery and we feature the anvil to pay homage to our mission.

 

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