SIP Moscato was founded by long-time friends and wine industry veterans with over 50 years of combined experience in the wine business with one common goal: create the world's premiere Moscato.


Barry Gnekow is a graduate of UC Davis and has over 30 years of winemaking experience. A legend in the industry, he has pioneered new and innovative winemaking techniques that result in wines of amazing concentration, aromatics and flavor. Barry is currently involved with numerous, highly successful brands, including 7 Deadly Zins, Old Ghost, Klinker Brick, Cycles Gladiator, Earthquake, Educated Guess and, of course, SIP Moscato. Barry was so excited about SIP Moscato that he also became a partner in our venture. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Barry as one of the best consulting winemakers in the industry. With the numerous accolades and medals earned by his wines throughout the years, Barry is one of California’s most award winning winemakers!

The grapes for our 2012 vintage were picked at optimum maturity and gently whole cluster pressed. The resulting juice was chilled and settled over night. The clear juice was then racked into our state of the art concrete tanks for fermentation. Fermentation was arrested before completion to retain our desired level of natural sweetness and light carbonation. Enjoy!