Page Mill Winery
Jun 08, 2021
Dane Stark and Debbie Cristiano
Page Mill Winery

Dane Stark, Winemaker & Proprietor and Debbie Cristiano, Sales Manager

Page mill winery begain making wine in 1976 at the base of the Santa cruz Mountains. Founder, Dick Stark, was selling lasers around the world at the time and, on his days off, would walk through the Rheingau in Germany visiting small family wineries. He returned to California and proposed to wife, Ome, that they make a life change. Dick spent 28 days with son, Eric, excavating a cellar underneath the family home on Page Mill Road in Los Altos Hills and Page Mill Winery was born.

Dick began making wines from vineyards across the state and built production up to 1,200 cases. He focused on small lots of vineyard designate wines.

Youngest son, Dane, took a semester off in 1989 to explore the family business. He has been with the winery since graduating college. Ome and Dick retired in 1996 and moved to Twain Harte in the Sierra Foothills. Dane continued operations at the family house in Los Altos Hills until, due to physical constraints of the property, a move became necessary. In 2004 the winery moved to the serenity of the Livermore Valley.

Production has increased to 3,000 cases and Page Mill wines can be purchased in the tasting room, online and at restaurants and retailers in the Bay Area.