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.
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.