R8 WINE CO
Aviators and winemakers alike are driven by a keen taste for discovery. Named for an airport runway that launches scenic flights over our Sonoma winery, R8 is a guidepost for any adventurer seeking new horizons.
A joint venture by Canadian and America wine lovers, R8 was launched in 2009 to raise the bar on affordable table wines. Sourcing fruit from highly reputable California vineyards, we create small lots of wine with an unusually fine attention to detail. Our dedication to quality goes above and beyond.
R8 Wine Co. creates small lots of affordable, fruit-forward and food-friendly table wine with an uncommon attention to detail. We launched R8 Wine Co. in 2009 with a goal of crafting wines that equally suit the casual or refined table.
Our dedication to quality goes above and beyond.
Our fruit is harvested from the finest California vineyards and tended in our Sonoma cellars under the careful attention of veteran winemaker Michael Lancaster.
Our wine offers a journey in a glass: R8 Cabernet Sauvignon might take wing to a fine dinner with good friends or a campfire in the woods. R8 Chardonnay might lure you poolside or to a seafood feast set with silver. Good wine can take you anywhere.
Meet Our WineMaker
In 1993, Michael Lancaster ventured from his native Ontario to Northern California, driven by a passion for winemaking. After studying viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis, he worked with such renowned labels as Gloria Ferrer.
In 2000, he cofounded Tin Barn Vineyards, where he became known for exceptional tenacity and winemaking standards. Now a founding member of R8 Wine Co., he works to craft wines of depth and elegance.