Why the thumbprint?

Scott Lindstrom-Dake, Founder/Winemaker of thumbprint cellars, creates New World wines in an Old World style. After an inspiring trip to Florence, Italy to study Art History, Scott decided to start making wine. His first vintage was a success and he and Erica drank most of their bounty! The holiday came around and as college students, the couple decided to give away some of their prized wine to friends and family. The metallic gold ink pen used to sign all the bottles malfunctioned and spewed gold ink everywhere. Scott used his thumb to wipe up the dripping ink and inadvertently placed it on one of the other bottles. Soon, they were all adorned with one of Scott’s gold thumbprints. A passion and new wine brand were born.

That “thumbprint wine” was a hit and more was requested by everyone. Following the first release in 1995, each successive thumbprint vintage brought more demand. Scott's first commercial vintage in 2000 sold out in fewer than six months following its release. A wine club was established and thumbprint cellars became wildly popular.

thumbprint cellars continues to leave its mark on Sonoma County's Wine Industry. Our grapes are sourced from local growers from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek, Knights, Alexander and Russian River Valleys. Each wine is a “snapshot” of the vineyard and vintage, telling a story about that special place and time. Scott crafts his vegan wines into 13 single-vineyard designated varietals and 5 “infamous” blends, for a total annual production of fewer than 5,000 cases. He personally assures his thumbprint on each bottle represents the wines unique identity and artisan quality expected of a fine wine. 

For more information about our wines and Wine Club, please visit our Tasting Lounge located at 102 Matheson Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 or call 707. 433. 2393.

thumbprint cellars is a boutique winery, tasting room, and art gallery located in downtown Healdsburg, California. We specialize in a luxurious and uniquely intimate experience — with welcoming people and wines that you won’t be able to keep your hands off of. Our limited-production wine is artfully crafted to seduce your senses and raise your eyebrows. Whether you’re a connoisseur or just a little wine curious, let us leave our mark on you!
thumbprint...the mark of a fine wine