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ABOUT LABYRINTH



THE LABYRINTH

The Labyrinth is steeped in mythological significance.  The ancient Greeks hid their most prized possessions and deepest secrets in Labyrinths.  During the Bronze Age, the Labyrinth became a powerful icon that symbolizes a pathway of mystery, secrecy and enlightenment. 

Our Labyrinth wines are a collection of elegant, balanced wines that are crafted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the world.

OUR STORIES


In 2000, Winemaker and Owner Rick Hill founded Labyrinth and produced his first commercial vintage sourcing fruit from the famed Bien Nacido Vineyard from the Santa Maria Valley A.V.A.


The following year, he teamed up with friend, mentor (and now wife) Lane Tanner.  In 2002 Labyrinth produced its inaugural vintage in the Yarra Valley, Australia, exclusively Pinot Noir. 

In 2007, Rick expanded the Labyrith wine portfolio to include full-bodied red wines, sourced predominately from the Paso Robles wine region under the HAKA label.



Co-Owners Eddie and Stephanie Schwartz met in the early 1990's at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo where he studied biochemistry and she studied nutrition.

After graduation and a brief stint in the first Gulf War, Eddie settled down in Thousand Oaks, CA to work in the pharmaceutical industry.  Stephanie soon followed and worked in the dental field.  In 2003, Ed earned an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

It was their passion for travel that led to numerous trips to wineries and their growing love of wine.  In 2010, they decided to follow their passion and get into the wine industry.  They met Rick, found a kindrid spirit, and were blown away by every wine he made.  They became part of the ownership team in 2011. 


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