About Longhouse Wines
Ryan Jacobson started Longhouse Wines while on a trip throughout Portugal. He noticed that everywhere he went, he saw elegantly designed wine bottles. Bottles that had beautiful patterns and character not found in the US. Ryan decided right then that he would bring more attractive looking wines to people all over the US. Wines that would not only excite with quality, but would visually enhance the entire tasting experience.
This began a 15 month journey through liquor licensing, wine tasting, and bottle design. Teddy Lewis, a design friend from Arizona State University, was tasked with bringing an idea into reality. Below you can see just a few examples of all the thought that was put into the design.
Michelle Corotan, Wine enthusiast and industry expert, was brought on to taste and choose which wineries we would partner with. On average, only ~4% of the wines we try will make it to bottling.
So far, we have 2 varietals. A 2013 Napa County Pinot Noir and a 2014 Sierra Foothills Red Blend. Our Pinot Noir has received a 95 point rating from The Sommelier Company in Orange County, and the Red Blend has been giving a 92 point rating.
We will continue to focus on our goal of bringing the best small batch, visually stunning wines to everyday wine drinkers.
Ryan Jacobson, Founder of Longhouse Wines, is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for everything he does. After spending nearly 5 years in medical marijuana brand development and 3 years in financial capital markets, Ryan knows what truly drives start up success—and it’s not mastering the marketing flavor of the week. It’s how well you strategically manage risk/reward, and execute a business plan through hard work.
Ryan has previous held series 7 and series 65 investment licenses, as well as been published numerous time on SeekingAlpha.com.
Ryan holds a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics from Arizona State University.