Our Story

Big Fish Wines became reality in 2005 when Hunter and Suzanne Landers realized a dream of one day making and sharing wine with friends and family. Hunter a New England transplant, and Suzanne a Bay Area native, both loved California wine country and shared a similar taste in wines.

When the opportunity came up, Hunter learned how to make wine in small lots starting with a Santa Barbara County Syrah. The wine was so well received that it became more than a hobby, and they expanded to making larger quantities and other varietals including the award winning Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

Behind the Name

The name for our wines-"Big Fish" came about in part for Hunter's interest in deep-sea fishing, and the adventures both he and Suzanne have had together in the oceans around the world involving big fish and big fish stories.

Behind the Labels

Each of the fish on our labels has specific ties to past experiences.

The blue marlin on our Syrah comes from a trip we took to Hawaii many years ago with good friends. It became one of those vacations you remember for a lifetime, and Hunter happened to catch the 400lb. big fish just off the Kona coast. Or maybe it was 500lbs….

The barracuda on our Zinfandel represents the first big fish that Hunter ever caught in Ft Lauderdale. One of his Syracuse college buddies decided to tie the knot so they congregated there for a few days of revelry, and….yes fishing. The 'cuda currently resides on the wall in the garage.

For those that have noticed the moon in the corner of the labels, it is for our daughter Casey who has loved the moon since she was born. Before going to bed we would regularly take her outside to find the moon and say goodnight.

Our Philosophy

Big Fish Wines focuses on creating ultra-premium wines of character and distinction reflecting the uniqueness of the appellations that the fruit is sourced from. To achieve this goal, each of the varietals we produce is handcrafted and carefully blended from small vineyard lots.

Our focus as a winery is to craft exquisite wines that appeal to wine enthusiasts, and to deliver them directly to our customers. This ensures that every time you buy a bottle of Big Fish wine you receive the highest quality product with personalized customer service of the highest standard.

Cheers and enjoy!


Hunter Landers