Greene and Greene is good for wine too…
Those that read this website know that I am a fan of the Greene brothers’ style of architecture and furniture from the Arts and Crafts movement.
I’ve now found that one of the Greene’s California houses has become an outstanding winery!
The Casa Barranca winery has excellent organic wines, and the fact that it is a historic Greene and Greene property is only a bonus.
See their website at: Greene and Greene Wine – Casa Barranca . I’ve tried the 2004 Craftsman Red which is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. It is an EXCELLENT wine and I have now ordered a whole case.
From their website:
“Casa Barranca has long been
hailed as a triumph of the Arts and Crafts movement — incorporating
high principles that first evolved in Victorian Britain, in reaction to
the human misery and environmental blight caused by the Industrial
Today, we proudly carry on the Arts and Crafts values on which this
estate was founded. Fine craftsmanship, durability, sustainability,
simplicity of design and lifestyle, an intimate working relationship
with the land—Casa Barranca embraces and extends these time-honored
“Now the handcrafted wine we make here is offered to you.
The ethos of Open Mind, Open Heart, and Skilled Hand lives on at Casa
“Nowhere was this more true than in California, where the welcoming
climate and natural abundance seemed a promised land to Arts and Crafts
followers, including Charles and Henry Greene. For centuries, the homes
of the wealthy had been power statements—built to stand out from their
surroundings, visually reflecting domination over a tract of land. Arts
and Crafts architects sought a different kind of statement, one that
honored domesticity, the terrain, the region’s history, and indigenous
building traditions—an aesthetic of integration, rather than
subjugation. The brothers Greene took this design ethos to heart,
embodying it in a house like no other, a haven of simplicity and
natural richness that has endured nearly a century: Casa Barranca.”