WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Cabernet Franc
  • APPELLATION
    Contra Costa County
  • ALCOHOL
    12.30%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    4 months stainless steel
  • PRODUCTION
    150 cases made

Santa Barbara-bred Tyler and Napa Valley-native Kim launched Halcyon Wines in 2013 after Tyler discovered an intriguing Cabernet Franc vineyard in Paso Robles, California—a varietal he always dreamed of working with. Tyler assisted in creating some of the most critically acclaimed wine as Assistant Winemaker at world-renowned Tablas Creek Vineyard. Tyler is now Assistant Winemaker at Provenance in Napa Valley.

His wife Kim is a digital marketing and public relations expert with nearly a decade of experience serving celebrity, hospitality, and food/wine clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond—most notably managing Bob Weir's (Grateful Dead) recording studio, TRI Studios in Marin, California for several years. Kim now works full time with a boutique integrated marketing agency, The James Collective, in Sonoma.

Together the Elwell’s combine their deep-rooted love of wine with expertise in both the creation and marketing of Halcyon Wines, a nouveau take on California Cabernet Franc. Halcyon Wines is inspired by Kim and Tyler’s love of California and the Loire Valley.