Sean and Juliana met in New York City a few years into their post-college careers in film production and publishing, fell in love, married and had two beautiful twin daughters. Napa proved to have a stronger calling than they could ever imagine. They took a leap of faith, left the East Coast, and Crosby Roamann became a reality when they purchased an airy, industrial warehouse in Napa’s Crusher District. The lofty space now holds their winery production for both Crosby Roamann and Sean W. McBride wines—Sean’s eponymous line of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs—and their modern tasting room.
Crosby Roamann wines start in the vineyard, and our minimal intervention philosophy continues throughout our winemaking practices, from sourcing from small, family vineyards following organic, biodynamic or sustainable farming practices—and in the cellar where we encourage fermentation with native yeasts, and exercise natural winemaking techniques like forgoing filtration or fining.