Founder Hari Mahesh’s passion for traveling and discovering the world’s best wine regions led him to the Willamette Valley. In 2015 he and his wife Paru moved from San Jose, California to McMinnville to start a vineyard and to learn about wine making. In addition to the quiet romance of the Willamette Valley, Hari found himself enamored by the deep care the winemakers had for the process of wine making and for the terroir.
Captivated by the Willamette Valley and its caretakers, Hari launched Artisan Vino (formerly Wined2c) in 2020 — an e-commerce website that aims to first tell the story behind the wine and then to bring a curated selection of wines from the Willamette Valley directly to you. Hari’s mission is to make it easy for people to access not only these lovely wines but also the relationships and experiences that bring them into being. Artisan Vino partners with only small, boutique wineries that produce less than 5000 cases of wine per year.