A Message From Riley
In 1999 my dad, Eric Flanagan, bought what would become our original vineyard site. In 2001, he and I planted our first vines together. Three years later we made our first wine: a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon called Riley’s Rows. I have dreamed of being in the wine industry ever since then.
In 2017, when I was working as the summer intern at my dad’s winery, I realized that I wanted to bring back the Riley’s Rows brand and make it my own. My mission is to make intentional, well made wines that are accessible to a wide range of wine drinkers. I want you to enjoy my wines whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or new to the world of fine wine.
I love every aspect of making wine and want to be involved in every step of the process. In 2021 I completed my bachelor’s in chemistry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and moved to Tulsa, OK to run sales in the Midwest and the South. After two incredible and formative years in Tulsa, I moved to San Diego in June of 2023 to help develop our brand presence in Southern California and be closer to home. My plan is to split my time between Southern California, my different sales markets, and the winery in Healdsburg, California. I am a vintner, like my dad, and I always set the directions for my wines and do my own final blends.
Riley's Rows is my dream come true and I am so excited to share it with you.