Duff Bevill / Founder & Partner
Originally, Duff intended to specialize in fruit and nut production, but a summer job in Dry Creek Valley in 1973 transformed his career dreams. Working for a local vineyard management company, Duff became acquainted with many older farmers in Dry Creek Valley, who taught him old timers’ wisdom and self-reliance. “I was in my early twenties, and I would sit in Jim Guadagni’s cellar and drink his homemade wine out of shot glasses and jelly jars. It gave me a sense of history and an appreciation for what it means to be a grape grower in this valley.”
Duff came to Dry Creek Valley during the post-prohibition boom, when the wine and grape revival began in Sonoma County. Duff had the good fortune to become one of the leaders.
Widely recognized as one of Sonoma County’s most accomplished vineyardists, Duff has been farming wine grapes in the area for over 35 years. A strong proponent of sustainable farming, he supports implementation of the guidelines established by the California Association of Wine Grape Growers and the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission.
Duff and his wife Nancy own and lease a total of 80 acres of their own vineyards in the Dry Creek and Russian River valleys. The Bevill family lives in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, surrounded by vineyards.
- John Deer tractors
North Coast Grape Growers
1998 - 2000
Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley
1994 - 2004
2001 - 2003
Sonoma County Grape Growers
2000 - 2006
2004 - 2005
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
2006 - 2012
2006 - 2008
Agricultural Water Users of Dry
Sonoma County Harvest Fair Grower Recognition
Viticulture Award of Excellence, Sonoma County Grape Growers Association
Sonoma County Economic Development Board,
Sonoma County Spirit Award
Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
Special Congressional Recognition from U. S. Congressman, Mike Thompson