Barefoot Wines

Behind every beginning is a story..

Barefoot Wines began in 1965. Whilst people over the world were tinkering with cars in their garages, Davis Bynum was tinkering with wine. He created Barefoot Bynum Burgundy in that tiny room. But the story didn't really take hold until  founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey woke it up in 1986 when they took a sleepy label and gave it Sole. Both agreed it was time for a wine that didn't take itself too seriously. So, Barefoot Cellars was created (Bonnie liked the name because it was easy to pronounce) and initially run out of their home. Some say the office was so small you had to go outside to change your mind.

They started with California Cabernet Sauvignon and California Sauvignon Blanc wines.. Michael and Bonnie searched for the perfect image to represent their new wine. Finally, Bonnie just rolled out some paper, stepped on the biggest inkpad she could find and left her mark, which has been printed on every label, on every bottle of wine ever since.

Barefoot Wines are now multiaward winners, stocked in big name supermarkets, bars and clubs and online retailers.