The history that triggered Daylight
Daylight is the shared vision of two guys who had a dream of making wine and after some not-so-careful consideration, they pooled some money together and made it happen. Andy was born and raised in Sonoma County where he started working harvests and interning to get a “cellar degree”. Meanwhile, Bill was doing design work for a few other wineries when a mutual friend introduced them. They hit it off right away and never looked back.
Daylight’s core is about being uncompromising on quality even when faced with the prospect of competing with groups many times our size. For instance, our grapes are sourced from some of the best family vineyards in Sonoma County, and are sold at prices that are extremely aggressive, given the pedigree of the fruit.
Every drop of wine & spirits we produce represents our uncommon (and admittedly, at times, obsessive) pursuit of perfection. These products are the result of long hours, hard work and sleepless nights.
We make wine and spirits for people.
Co-founder & Brand Director
After years of working with other companies to tell their stories and develop their brands, Bill decided it was time to do his own thing. Anything that is Daylight Wine & Spirits-branded, from labels to this website, has Bill’s fingerprints all over it.
Bill still works with select clients to develop and evolve their brands under the moniker Vertical. A native of Hastings, Nebraska, he now resides in Sonoma County with his wife Kristy.
Co-founder, GM & Director of Winemaking
Andy is the primary reason things stay on-track around here. If you ever need to talk with someone about buying our products, he’s your guy. In addition to managing the Daylight Wine & Spirits sales team, Andy also leads the winemaking team.
Before co-founding Daylight Wine & Spirits, Andy spent long hours in a cubicle as a CPA here in the Bay Area. A native of Sonoma County, Andy and his wife Sarah live in Alameda with their daughter Harper and their son Hudson.
Oh So Sonoma
There’s a reason we built our home in Sonoma. Besides being the gateway to one of the best multi-AVA wine regions in the world, Sonoma has a special ability to hold onto its past while looking to the future.
Bill affectionately refers to Sonoma as “America’s Town”. Meet us at the Tuesday night farmer’s market or our 4th of July parade, and you’ll see why.
As most of our friends know, Andy is a big nerd when it comes to history. Sonoma’s historical significance as the capital of the California Republic provides the perfect backdrop for our relentlessly independent brand, and gives Andy a great excuse to talk about history with our customers (engage at your own risk).
Quite simply, this is home.