“America is built on a tilt and everything loose slides to California.” —Mark Twain
Noah and Kelly Dorrance are the husband and wife collaborative behind Reeve Wines. The couple met and fell in love after college when they both returned to their hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Noah’s work and growing interest in wine took them to Paris, then through the Tuscan countryside, where they married, before ultimately moving to Northern California to build a life together.
In 2015 they launched Reeve Wines on a wild and rolling hillside estate property in Healdsburg, California, as an exploration of Noah’s love for California wines with verve and intensity, produced from land that tells a story. What began as a creative outlet to complement the runaway success of Banshee Wines, the wine label Noah started with friends in 2009, soon grew to be something so singular it refused to be relegated to a side project.
Noah is the driving force behind the wines at Reeve, from vineyard scouting and cultivating grower relationships, to overall stylistic vision. He spearheads Reeve’s winemaking and production with the support of talented winemakers Ross Cobb (Cobb Wines, Hirsch, Flowers, Williams Selyem) and Katy Wilson (LaRue, Kamen, Flowers), forming a powerhouse combination of experience, passion, and ideas.
Kelly is the mastermind behind the Reeve estate’s modern-rustic aesthetic and elevated-yet-casual hospitality program. Her background in business and design perfectly counterpoints Noah’s maverick instinct. Drawing from their shared Midwestern roots, she has shaped Reeve’s welcoming, low-key atmosphere, an experience akin to spending the day in the comfort of a friend’s home.
With Reeve Wines, Noah and Kelly have partnered their individual creative strengths to build a legacy they hope their children, Reeve and Remy, will one day inherit.