EIEIO & Company was founded in 1998 and Jay’s first independent commercial vintage was during the amazingly hot 2003 vintage, nothing like having your “feet put to the fire” they say!
EIEIO & Company operated from 2003 through 2014 in leased facilities while Jay searched for and developed his ideal vineyard and winery. Bergstrom Winery was EIEIO’s original operating premises as well as one of the first separately bonded “alternating wine proprietorship” in the state from 2003 through 2007. In 2006 Jay found and purchased his ideal location just outside Carlton. He plans to be in his new winery for the 2015 vintage.