About Us

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Hi Everyone!

We are Tom and Lorrinda, a couple that is passionate about relationships and enthusiastic about sharing our love for vineyards, grapes, and wine.

Shortly after joining a sizable wine company, and while touring the California wine regions in 1995, we fell in love with the history and ambiance it presented. We imagined waking up in a house surrounded by vineyards and wanted to share that with others. This flamed a dream!

During our journey, and while developing brands and businesses, we connected with mentors who encouraged us through their expertise, experiences, and inspiration.

For over a decade, we have successfully owned and operated our own enterprise within the global wine industry. And now it excites us to introduce you to our special baby: Rappé Family Vineyards, our family-run vineyards.

This is our gift to you; our chance to pass along the special ambiance we fell in love with so many years ago and now to love our neighbors here on the Placer Wine & Ale Trail.

We genuinely believe that while you visit, you will bask in an experience like no other. Take a stroll through our vineyards, sit under old oak trees, enjoy the pond and its quieting effects, or sit next to Isaac’s Creek to enjoy a relaxed picnic.

While we truly swam upstream to get here, there is much more to come. Stay tuned, but for now? ... Amusez-vous!

Tom and Lorrinda Rappé ~Proprietors