The origin of our name is inspired by the legend of Lusus, who brought vines and winemaking to the Iberian peninsula. Lusus, a companion of Bacchus the Roman god of wine, voyaged to the mountains, valleys and coasts of Portugal and began many of the now centuries-old enological traditions that carry a rich history in the region. The different soils and climates in each region created unique connections between the people and the vines. My family made wine for generations on mainland Portugal and the island of Madeira. Bringing their knowledge, embedded in tradition, to a new land in California, renewed the cycle Lusus created.