Winemaker/Founder, Phil Long of Longevity Wines in Livermore, CA, began his journey making wine in the garage with his wife Debra. Now with over a decade of winemaking experience, and a list of awards too long to print, Winemaker Phil continues his journey with the constant of always improving in place. “In the business of winemaking, the minute you think you know it all, it’s time to get out.”
The cellar practices and techniques that Phil uses in the production of wine are constantly re-evaluated and improved, to ultimately elevate the quality of the wines produced. The grapes are personally sourced and chosen by Phil. “Great wine starts with great fruit. There is no way around that”. Grapes are sourced from only the best vineyards for use in the production of Longevity Wines. Phil began making wine in the Livermore AVA in 2006 under the Longevity label, using other facilities. It was only a matter of time before production was moved from other facilities, to Longevity’s own facility in Livermore. Phil produces 2500 to 5000 cases annually. Phil enjoys the challenge of making many different wines, and continues to strive for wines that are high in quality instead of high quantities. In 2019, Phil partnered with Bronco wines to distribute his white label wines on a national scale.
“We handle everything from bin to bottle,” says winemaker Phil Long. All of the wines are produced in small batches to keep a hands-on approach to quality control.
The Longevity philosophy declares it is not just about the wines, but the experience. Winemaker Phil Long enjoys the challenge of bigger wines, but approaches each varietal with the same dedication.
It’s the passion for the wines that keep Phil Long striving to make high quality wines.