Andrew Lane Wines was originally founded by David Dickson in 1978 and named after his two sons Andrew and Lane. In 1983, Dickson won "best in show" honors as well as a blue ribbon for his Sauvignon Blanc at the prestigious Napa Town and Country Fair and was featured in the St. Helena Star for being a top underground winery.
In 2002, Andrew Dickson helped to drive the release of Andrew Lane's first commercially available wine. Today, Andrew Lane wines are sold in top wine stores around the country and are also available in some of the finest restaurants in the world.
Dave Dickson and Sandee Hoffman married and moved from Orange County, California to Napa Valley in 1973. Soon after, Dave, Sandee and their friends Rex and Amy Geitner, began making wine and competing in the Napa Valley Home Winemakers Classic.
One evening, Rex, Amy, Sandee and Dave were resting after a day of crushing as a November storm rolled in. The families gathered around the freplace while Sandee read Frog and Toad's Big Adventure to her three-year old son, Andrew. Frogs from a bamboo patch skirting the wine cellar billowed a tranquil, earthy cadence. So after a long day in the vineyards, to the rhythm of Arthur Lobel's children's story, the original Frog's Leap winery was created. In 1978, a few short years later, Dave Dickson founded the winery as it is known today–named for his two sons, Andrew and Lane.
Through relationships forged over three decades in the Napa Valley, Andrew Lane is fortunate to draw fruit from a select few of its finest vineyards, hauling tons of prized grapes to their winery in Healdsburg. In addition, the family hosts winetasting events at their custom crush facility in Healdsburg and industry tastings at their bonded winery-cottage in Deer Park.