As a young child visiting my maternal family in Switzerland I grew up watching my cousins, uncle, and grandpa in admiration as they worked tirelessly on the family vineyards. Lending a hand wherever they’d let me - from riding on the tractor with my grandpa, placing bottles on the assembly line or stacking pallets - I’ve always dreamt of being part of the family tradition and finding my role while being halfway around the world in Oakland. Teaming up with Rosemary and Brandon, we found the way to turn that dream into a reality.
Domaine Dardagny Inc is an opportunity to contribute to my Swiss family’s legacy and, of equal significance, an opportunity to create our own. Starting with the award-winning wines of my family in Dardagny, Geneva, our goal is to curate a list of the finest wines from producers across all regions of Switzerland to fully represent the diversity of wine produced in this small, beautiful country. Thank you for your support and joining us on this journey! I genuinely look forward to meeting all of our new family members and am incredibly excited about what the future holds for Domaine Dardagny and Swiss wine.
Hi, my name is Rosemary and I am your neighborhood wine aficionado. I stepped into the restaurant industry when I was 18 and was blessed to be mentored by some of most educated and renowned chefs and sommeliers of the San Francisco Bay Area. After years of studying food and learning how to pair it with wine, I grew a love and passion for trying to understand the beauty of it.
With Domaine Dardagny, we are able to bring to life the precious gem that is Swiss wine. We are pleased and honored to introduce to you all the undiscovered flavors that have been beautifully cultivated for over the last 400 years. Being able to share these grapes from unexplored terroirs from a deeply embedded family heritage of true vintners and viticulturists is truly special to me. I cannot wait to see the imprint Swiss wine will make in the Americas and I hope you are all as ecstatic as I am to try more of our DDI Wine!
One day Dylan Stine asked me if I wanted to help bring over some of his family’s wine. Without hesitation, I said, “of course,” and the rest was history. With the help of our resident wine Expert Rosemary, we set off to start our new company. Then COVID-19 hit, so that was fun. Little did I know that I found my true passion among the hardships of starting a new business. Despite all of the difficulties, this wine, this company, this story is my true calling.
My goal is to help develop this company in the proper fashion of Swiss culture. I plan to leverage my military and business development experience to build something, not for myself but our family and community. We aspire to look past profit and build sustainability, and a common-good were ever we can.