In 1939, Mike’s grandparents purchased 120 acres of farmland at the base of Mount Veeder in Napa. This property remains in the Hendry family today and is now recognized as the Hendry Ranch Vineyard and Winery. Mike spent many of his childhood summers working the tractors, pruning the vines, and learning about the cultivation of wine grapes and the wine making process.
Molly grew up in Orinda, California and often traveled to Napa with her family to spend time on her aunt Denise and uncle Bill (R.W.) Moore’s vineyard. Molly recalls many happy family gatherings at Bill and Denise’s property, exploring with her cousins and barbecuing on the patio.
Shortly after Mike and Molly married in June of 2009 they purchased five tons of grapes from Bill’s vineyard. In September of 2009, they crushed their first vintage of the Mike and Molly Hendry Zinfandel.
Today Mike works as the vineyard manager and director of marketing and sales for Hendry Ranch, and works with Bill Moore at the Moore Vineyard. Molly works as an attorney in downtown Napa, and assists Mike with his responsibilities at Hendry. They have both contributed much time and energy to the careful production of the Mike and Molly Hendry Zinfandel. Mike and Molly also enjoy running, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, gardening, cooking and riding bikes with their young son Drew.
Megan Carter, wine club manager, grew up in Lodi, CA, and like her cousin Molly, often visited her aunt and uncle in Napa. Her love of wine eventually brought her to live in Napa, where she works for both Mike & Molly and the Hendry Ranch. While she is primarily responsible for wine education, wine club, communications and events, she has also been known to pick grapes as needed! Like Mike and Molly, she too is fond of good wine, cooking, fly fishing, and hanging out with Drew.