The Heritage collection features sweet, smooth taste profiles that embody the Italian immigrant story of St. James. Our founders, Jim and Pat Hofherr were inspired by the original winemakers that settled the area. The label illustrations reflect the Friendship School House and wine country images of our region. The Friendship School House stands near our Zuppo and Frederick vineyards and was the center of the Italian Immigrants community life. Two of the products in the collection – Velvet Red and Velvet White were some of the first wines introduced by the Hofherrs in 1970 and continue to delight fans over 50 years later.