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Our Story

Our Philosophy

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At De Novo Wines we believe that all life is precious, we think differently, and embrace the many opportunities life provides to engage on a new path. We constantly rethink how we conduct business with an emphasis on how we can improve our interaction with the earth, its animals, its people and its various communities. We aim to better understand our impact on the planet, especially global warming, to take steps to improve the health of the planet for future generations.

 

Sustainability

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As farmers of grapes, our unique and diverse terroirs rely on mother earth and its fragile ecosystem to bring amazing wines to your cellars, tables, families, friends and celebrations of new beginnings. We believe that global warming is the largest threat to human kind and have therefore evaluated how, together, we can embrace a new sustainable path towards a new lifestyle on the planet.

Source: https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/certified-sustainable-winegrowing.php

Source: https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/certified-sustainable-winegrowing.php

 

Our Community

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We support many communities and non-profit organizations in our area and abroad by donating, as an example, wines for their annual fundraising events. We have a particular affinity with schools since they help shape the thinking of future leaders of our planet.

 

The Team

Hervé Bruckert
Born on planet earth around the time when astronauts enjoyed the first view of the earth rise from space, Hervé has always observed nature to find answers when challenged in his life. Growing up in Alsace he was surrounded by beautiful villages nested among the open vineyards and believes that vineyards should be gardens. His passion for wine is driven by his family heritage but also by the fact that wine connects people. When dreaming about the rest of his life about 15 years ago, one of Hervé's goal was to become carbon neutral. Thanks in part to carbon offsets using reforestation as well as changes in his lifestyle, Hervé and his family are now carbon neutral.

Deepti Illa, MBA
Over ten years ago, Deepti was introduced to Hervé by a mutual friend to help with De Novo's marketing efforts. Having studied winemaking and the sensory evaluation of wine, she was eager for an opportunity to take her interest in wine to the next level by joining De Novo. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and an Introductory Certified Sommelier. Deepti’s passion lies in wine and food pairing, as well as bringing authentic wine experiences to our customers.

Kevin K. Mack, MBA
Kevin is a managing partner that joined De Novo Wines in 2018. Growing up on the East Coast, Kevin developed a curiosity for winemaking through watching his Grandfather grow grapes and make brandy.  Now on the West Coast, he continues to honour his Grandfather's tradition. Along with being an ambassador for De Novo's environmental sustainability efforts; his focus is on the financial aspects of the business.

Ron Siegemund, MD
BALANCE.  It is so extremely important to every aspect of each of us as a living being, from global to molecular.  To me, Wine is a great expression of finding such a balance.  As a pediatric physician I strive to find the optimal equilibrium for each of my patients.   The making of wine also requires careful attention to achieve a similar balance between art and learned science.   I also believe that a deep respect for and partnership with our planet is essential.   I am proud to share DeNovo Wines’ passion on being in balance with nature.