WELCOME TO THE HOME OF AONAIR WINES
After spending his entire career in the wine business, Grant Long, Jr. has settled into his role as sole proprietor at Aonair as easily as one relaxes into an easy chair after a long day. Not that he would know much about relaxing these days.
For Grant, it all began when he made that first barrel in his parent’s garage while in college. From there he went to work as the Sales & Marketing Director at Reverie Winery on Diamond Mountain, and most recently as the winemaker at “g” Wine Cellars.
Grant’s focus now is on handcrafting rich, premium wines for Aonair (pronounced: ā-ō-nair). He uses only the best grapes, in limited barrel quantities, and his wines consist of bold vintages, primarily sourced from the rocky volcanic hillside vineyards of Napa Valley. For Grant, it is not about quantity, but quality. Many wine connoisseurs have called these the best wines in the world. But we’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Everything about making wine is personal for Grant. From the way the grapes are chosen, to the way they are pressed and fermented. In effect, personally watching a wine go from raw to real is of primary importance.
The Aonair crest has personal significance as well, originating from Grant’s proud Irish heritage. Aonair Wines are identified by the Coat of Arms of the Hannigan clan. Appropriately enough, the word Aonair is Gaelic for “one man” and it reflects the choice Grant has made as a true artisan, one who believes mass-production is better suited for other industries, not winemaking.
As our Wine Club members will attest, Aonair Wines are extremely limited in production. Grant invites you to part of the Aonair family. To learn more or if you have any questions about the club membership, don’t hesitate to contact him directly.