Susanne Sapier

Susanne Sapier

Vineyard Grant James (Winemaker & Owner)

Susanne Sapier’s passion for good wine and great fun is long-standing. This led her to purchasing a nine-acre property in the Ramona Valley in 2008, and composed of dirt and rolling hills. With the help of family members and friends, some 1000 vines were planted on it in early 2009. By 2011, she was using her own fruit to produce wines, although she had starting winemaking previously using grapes from other sources. Susanne opened the Vineyard Grant James tasting room in 2013 in order to make her wines more accessible to the general public. Susanne’s goal for her boutique winery is to maintain a small, community feel to the operation.

Susanne enjoys crafting wine and experimenting with red and white blends. She especially enjoys working with Nebbiolo.