Field Vineyards, established in 1980 by mother-and-son team Nina and Patrick Field, has been a force in the wine industry from its start. Beginning as a highly sought after grape grower by some of the most well-respected wine labels in the U.S., the Field family naturally grew to become top notch wine makers with their highly awarded estate label, Katarina, which is crafted by noted winemaker Chris Wills. In 2001 they incorporated their family plastic business into the fold when Patrick, created and manufactured the world's first lightweight wine bottle as a project for the airline industry following the September 11th attacks. Since then he, along with his business partner Ken Merrill, have expanded their products into several other facets of the wine packaging industry by way of their joint venture, EnVino. With a strong handle on every facet of their business, Nina and Patrick have firmly rooted Field Vineyards as an incubator for innovation, creativity, sustainability, and exceptional quality for all things wine.
Nina is a self-proclaimed woman of the Renaissance. She is not only a woman of amazing character and worldly knowledge, but also a force to be reckoned with in the wine industry. Nina is the acting creative vision behind Field Vineyards and oversees all aspects. She was born in Sweden; trained with the Swedish Royal Ballet; attended cosmetology school; and was an actor in movies and TV shows, including All My Children. Nina is also a clothing designer for her own women’s clothing line, Nina Field Fashion, which is carried in boutiques around the country. Her zest for life and her love of the world is transferred into every last drop in every bottle on which she puts her name.
Nina's son, Patrick Field is President of Field Vineyards. He is involved in overseeing their over 150 acres of properties in Sonoma and Mendocino He is also President of Field Manufacturing Corp., a Los Angeles based company that has been in the forefront of manufacturing plastic products for various industries for over sixty years. Over the years Patrick has focused on developing sustainable packaging primarily for the wine industry. His experience in the plastics industry, coupled with being involved in his family’s wine business Field Vineyards, has given him a distinctive competitive advantage. Patrick is one of the founding partners of EnVino, a Northern California based business venture with Merrill’s Packaging that is a market leader in the manufacturing of environmentally friendly plastic wine bottles. He continues to strive to grow the plastic wine bottle market by working with leading wineries to produce innovative and sustainable packaging products.