Our Story

Welcome to Bookshelf Wines

What’s in a name:  Bookshelf Wines

We are Niles and Sheila Fleege.  In selecting a name for our label, we came to the determination that something with books would be appropriate because reading and books have been so important in our lives and careers.

 We started our wine adventure in 2003 making homemade wine from grapes from the Sierra Foothills, Sonoma and Napa Valleys.  We started Bookshelf Wines in 2015 growing, producing and bottling small batch quality wines.  Our wines are made in the heart of California Gold Discovery Country.  We are a bit different than your normal winery…. we do not have a tasting room and we make only 300-400 cases a year.

Quality Wines at a value price!  Not easy to do.

‘Like a good book, we hope you enjoy our vintages!”

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From Prelude to Epilogue

Our first varietal selection decisions were driven by our tastes and sense of adventure. We selected a “light, medium and heavy” vintage to round out the flavor wheel for our customers.  Our first bottled vintages will be a 2015 Zinfandel from an award winning vineyard in El Dorado County.  The light and medium varietals/wines are from grapes from our partner vineyard –Vinehill.  Our Vinehill Vineyard is a north facing vineyard with an elevation of 2,700 feet.  This vineyard is an excellent choice for our Viognier (light) and Pinot Noir (medium) wines selections.  We hope you agree!