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We are the authors of our own story. Drink in the spirit of adventure with a wine club unlike any other.

SPIRITED IN CHARACTER.

DARING BY NATURE.

Courage. Bravery. Vision. Integrity.

These are the driving forces in our lives. The qualities we strive for in ourselves and others. TYGE was born from this tenacious human spirit and we imbue every wine we make with our ruggedly individual approach to winemaking. Our methods of farming harken back 4 generations to an age where lands remained undiscovered and wild places unexplored.

Our wine club is built in this nostalgic spirit of adventure—to venture forth into unchartered territory with good wine, good people, and good fun. It’s our mission to broaden the horizons of our palates by crafting the finest, most flavorful and fearless wines that mirror our own taste for adventure.

FEARLESS IN FLAVOR

Small scale production. Small vineyard parcels on the lushest lands. We craft our wines with an old-world intricacy that renders their flavors bold and unforgettable, with tastes that bring to mind distant places and the memories to go with them.

TASTING NOTES FROM THE FIELD


Sauvignon Blanc


With notes of meyer lemon and earthy stone, it adds a crisp, but never sharp tang that conjures memories of the salty Tomales Bay air while enjoying a platter of raw oysters in all their briny glory.

Chardonnay


Stone fruits play with apple bitterness in this mellifluous Chardonnay with an almost custard-like smoothness that tastes like year-round family vacations at Tahoe to our Founder.

Cabernet Sauvignon


Always the most dark and complex of wines, our Cab is deeply mysterious and calming, perfect for adventuring in the wild backcountry when the warmth of woody cedar and smoke is desired.

Pinot Noir


Best served early and with the folk you’ve known forever, it’s all at once ripe with juicy fruit and creamy like a sweet dessert, with just enough spice to reflect those life-long friendships.

THE VISIONARY

BEHIND THE CORK

Don Van Staaveren

Award-winning winemaker. Vineyard specialist. Surfer, skydiver, and all-around adventurer. Among his many feats was having his 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages named Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year,” a triumph that brought international attention to Sonoma County.

There’s nothing Don can’t do.

Every bottle is an adventure.

Darius Anderson

Founder, Tyge William Cellars

Largest Swell

Barrels of Wine and counting

Join the Adventure

Our founder likes to say that “every bottle is an adventure,” and this sentiment goes beyond the flavors within. Like the food we eat, the wine we imbibe is meant to be shared—it is a source of shared adventures. Together at Club Tyge we’ll wine, dine, mingle, and explore. Our mission is to inspire you to lead your own adventures. And be the author of your own story.

INSPIRE A LIFETIME
OF ADVENTURE


When we think of the greatest adventurers, we think of a once local denizen: Jack London—bold, well-traveled, a stalwart supporter of venturing out and experiencing new things. Get a taste for adventures by delighting in his memorabilia and history with us.

LET YOUR
IMAGINATION SOAR


Experience wine country like never before with hot air balloon rides over Sonoma and Napa’s golden rolling hills, oak tree forests, and vineyards.

TRAVEL TO
DISTANT LANDS


Fly with us to tropical Cuba and experience this rich, storied land up close as we explore the art scene and partake in the local culture.

GATHER AT THE HOMESTEAD

Our stunning white-washed barn located at Cornerstone Sonoma plays the warm, inviting host for weddings and gatherings of all kinds.

Share Your Adventure

Drinking with friends. Toasting on mountaintops. Share how TYGE wine plays a part in your life at

Follow The Adventure

Contact Us

Send us a message at

Mailing Address
144 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476