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The Art of Wine

Kyle Mizuno and Aaron Pott infront of a wine barrel

At ÆRENA Wines, we see wine as a work of art. From farmers, winemakers and label artists to the artist within each of us, ÆRENA Wines celebrates everyday heroes who are mastering their craft. Featuring distinctive bottlings from both well-known and emerging appellations, we create authentic California wines that embody a sense of place and a decidedly drinkable point of view.

Blackbird Vineyards’ winemaking duo, Aaron Pott and Kyle Mizuno, are the artisans behind ÆRENA Wines. They feel that wine is as unique as art in that it is ephemeral; once it is consumed, it is gone. In farming and winemaking, Aaron and Kyle strive to communicate a vineyard’s sense of place — by working the wine at the right time to expose the best characteristics of variety and site. Their winemaking philosophy is simple, “let the wines speak for themselves and don’t screw it up.”

“I am excited to bring to market a wine that
is accessible to everyone, but with the quality and style that only Napa can create.”
— Aaron Pott, ÆRENA Winemaker