About Us

The rolling Foothills of the Sierra Nevada can be quite beautiful, especially in Spring when the hills are green and full of color from the abundance of many wildflowers. PAINTED FIELDS is such an apt name for this place of beauty. The vineyards are mostly green and seem to roll along the landscape.

How did we come up with PAINTED FIELDS as a label? When trying to find a name  for the winery, our family, friends, contractors, advertising agency, and almost everyone we knew had suggestions. From over 75 potential names, we narrowed it down to a dozen appropriate names based on our ideas of wanting a wine that was elegant, timeless, and delicious. Janis felt strongly that we find a name that started with an “A”, as the name would show up alphabetically at the head of the list and would be easy to find in a long list of wineries. Ultimately, Andy and Janis decided on ANDIS WINES, a combination of both their names, and thus giving Janis a name that starts with “A”.

But with such idyllic scenery and beautiful rolling hills, everyone involved still loved the name PAINTED FIELDS, which was the name submitted by Paul Almond and Pam Whitehead of Sage Architects, who designed the ANDIS WINES building and tasting room. PAINTED FIELDS is a beautiful name and was one of the remaining narrowed down 12 names. The name even inspired renowned Hawaiian artist Kelly Sueda to come up with the PAINTED FIELDS label design.

Today, PAINTED FIELDS has become a known wine brand, producing wines that are popular and delicious. The PAINTED FIELDS brand includes wines named  “PAINTED FIELDS Curse of Knowledge”, a rich Bordeaux style blend, “PAINTED FIELDS Cuvee Blanc”, a delicious light, white blend, and “PAINTED FIELDS Old Vine Zinfandel”, a blend of Zinfandel grapes taken from some of the oldest vines in the Foothills. We are pleased that PAINTED FIELDS has become so popular.