History

As a boutique winery, we strive to create wines that are unique to our vineyards; Otton Family Vineyards. After four years of refining our wine style, we were ready to produce our first vintage for others to enjoy. Our 2008 Montage and Estate Merlot were released in 2010, and the long-anticipated harvest of our first Estate Pinot Noir came to fruition in 2009 with a release in the summer of 2011. With Carneros meaning ram in Spanish, and living and tending our vines on a breathtaking spur of land, our name was created: Ramspur.

The Team

Nancy M. Otton
Nancy M. OttonWinemaker - Owner
After putting away her love for flying, Nancy became a self-made winemaker. Having no prior wine making experience, Nancy jumped into the business with great passion and energy, and set off learning how to create wine using a quarter-acre of Merlot on the family estate. Utilizing a learn-by-doing methodology with the support of her husband Terry and two children Culham and Alexandra, she pursued a dream. In time, Nancy engaged a wine consultant to help her enhance her already award winning wines. When Nancy is not in the Winery or Vineyards you will find her nurturing her many animals.
Oliver Quinn
Oliver QuinnAssistant Winemaker
Born and raised in the valley, this aspiring winemaker is deeply integrated in the culture and community that comes with residing in Napa. Cultivated from a passion for the culinary arts, it was his love for fine foods that ultimately prompted Oliver to discover his passion in fine wines. Over the years, this passion has led him to pursue viniculture and the art of winemaking. In his spare time he can be found enjoying the outdoors with good company, a full bodied cigar, and an old Cabernet.
Mark Swain
Mark SwainWine Consultant
Mark Swain has been consulting for Ramspur Winery since the harvest of 2008. He has over 40 years of Napa Valley vineyard, cellar and winemaking experience at Charles Krug, Madonna Estates and Round Hill Vineyards where he made perennial award winning varietals for their Rutherford Ranch and Van Asperen labels as well as the popular and ubiquitous Round Hill label until retiring in 2003. He continues to live his love and passion for wine by working with people dedicated to pursuing excellence and the dream of “bottled poetry”.

Where to Find Us

Ramspur’s wines can be found in a variety of restaurants, resorts, hotels, and wine shops. Below is a list of where you can purchase our wines, in addition to the store here on our website.

 

Restaurants

Boca Pizzeria

Corte Madera, California
http://www.bocapizzeria.com
(415) 924-3021

Boca Pizzeria

Novato, California
http://www.bocapizzeria.com
(415) 883-2302

Boca Tavern

Novato, California
http://www.bocasteak.com
(415) 883-0901

Fume Bistro

Napa, California
http://www.fumebistro.com
(707) 257-1999

Kitchen Door

Napa, California
http://www.kitchendoornapa.com
(707) 226-1560

Napa Valley Bistro

Napa, California
http://www.napavalleybistro.net
(707) 666-2383

Ristorante Allegria

Napa, California
http://www.ristoranteallegria.com
(707) 254-8006

Saddles Steakhouse

Napa, California
http://www.macarthurplace.com/
(707) 226-1560

The Red Grape

Sonoma, California
http://www.theredgrape.com
(707) 666-2383

Resorts & Hotels

Tahoe Mountain Resorts, Old Greenwood, Truckee

Tahoe, California
http://www.tahoemountainlodging.com
(888) 504-7397

The Carneros Inn

Napa, California
http://www.thecarnerosinn.com
(707) 251-1900

The Meritage Resort & Spa

Napa, California
http://www.themeritageresort.com
(707) 666-2383

Napa Valley Marriott

Napa, California
http://www.marriott.com
(888) 504-7397

Wine Shops

V Wine Cellars

Yountville, California
http://www.vwinecellar.com
(888) 504-7397