It's a monumental year for us at Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery as we reach our 21st year handcrafting wine, gin, whiskey, vermouth, and grappa!
Tradition, innovation and craftsmanship were Ransom’s core values when Tad Seestedt founded Ransom in 1997 and remain at the center of what we do each day.
With a fistful of credit cards and a dream of self-sufficiency, Tad chose the name Ransom to represent the debt incurred to start a small business, as well as the promise of freedom once the debt was paid. Today, Ransom continues to flourish independently without outside investors, producing 12,000 cases annually between the winery and the distillery.
Although times have changed, our ideals, goals, and mission haven't. We still believe that wine and spirits are a celebration of life, deserving of a place on our table each day. Drinking premium quality, handcrafted wine and spirits does not need to be either expensive or pretentious, and both can complement good food and add to the sense of delight and fulfillment found in gathering to eat and drink. It is the function of libations to enhance fellowship, discussion, and the exchange of ideas.
Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and humbly blaze forward into the future.