About Us

Our family began hand making small lots of wine in Sonoma County in 1989, but our history in the industry started in 1973 when Marty took a job in the lab at Rodney Strong Vineyards. After five years as a member of the winemaking staff, Marty left to co-found Vinquiry in Healdsburg. Our wine service laboratory, consulting and specialty winemaking products provided critical support to the surge of growth in the wine industry.

In 1989, Marty and Gary acted on their interest in winemaking and started the Bannister label, wiith a focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Brook was involved in harvest and critical points in the process when he wasn’t busy in school. At present, he and Marty collaborate on the wine making and the management of the business.

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Our Wines

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Those who helped us

We’ve lived in Healdsburg for a long time – even back when it was a small town where everyone loved each other. We are a small family business. My mom and I make the wine, and my dad jumps in to help with anything that comes up.

I collaborated on our label with local artist Bob Johnson. He also did the beautiful drawing of the Pomo basket.

Speaking of which, many of the Pomo’s baskets are preserved and cared for at the Grace Hudson museum in Ukiah, which is an awesome place to visit.

Our website was designed and built by our friend Andrea Godard at Daedalus House.

We also like the Russian River keeper, Save the Redwoods League and Alliance Mediacal center. We don’t have a tasting room, but if you’re in our neck of the woods, get in touch – we’ll eat some lunch and visit a vineyard or two

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