Woods Beer & Wine Co.
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Country of Origin: USA
Location: San Francisco, California
People: Jim Woods & Matt Coelho, Founders | Kyle Jeffrey, Winemaker
Woods Beer & Wine Co. is a craft brewing and wine company located in San Francisco. They brew small batches of fresh, exciting, and experimental beers and natural wines, often in collaboration with their friends in the Bay Area's vibrant food and drink world.
Learn about the founders Jim Woods and Matt Coelho.
Winemaker Profile: Kyle Jeffrey was born and raised in Orange County. He attended Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University), where he studied winemaking and viticulture with an emphasis on wine business. Kyle fell in love with the winemaking process, and began to make his own wine in the fall of 2009.
Following graduation, Kyle worked a harvest at Henri Cruchon in Lausanne, Switzerland, to learn about winemaking in Europe. It was there that he developed an appreciation for small-batch, handcrafted wines, with bright acidity and a deep sense of terroir. Kyle also worked harvests at the renowned Rudd Winery in Napa Valley, Three Sticks Winery in Sonoma, Claiborne & Churchill in Edna Valley on California’s Central Coast, and at wineries in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and McLaren Vale, South Australia, before becoming the assistant winemaker at San Francisco’s urban Bluxome Street Winery.
After several years, Kyle moved to New York City to manage Discovery Wines, a very well-regarded boutique wine shop. There, Kyle was able to taste some of the world’s benchmark wines, and credits this time as the greatest education of his career. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he became a sales representative for the acclaimed distributor Revel Wine. He quickly developed relationships with many top restaurants and wine shops, and represented an impressive book of artisan California wine producers.
Today, Kyle is the co-owner and co-winemaker for Minus Tide, winemaker for Woods Beer and Wine Co., and he consults for a few small wineries including Bluxome Street Winery.