Wine Hooligans’ goal is straightforward – to create and reinvent artisan wine brands with identity, purpose, and authenticity; and put them in the hands of wine lovers everywhere.
Today, Wine Hooligans comprises five wine brands, four winemakers, and one Head Hooligan, Dennis Carroll. Each brand is unique from the next, yet each wine is made by an individual winemaker whose personality and experience is reflected in every bottle.
These are wines that are deeply connected to a specific California wine region - from Sonoma to the Central Coast. These are accessibly priced wines that over deliver in quality and story.
Carroll resurrected Cycles Gladiator by reuniting it with its original winemaker, Adam LaZarre, restoring its original, provocative and now iconic label, and refocusing fruit sourcing to the Central Coast appellation.
LaZarre is also the head winemaker for Wine Hooligans, and he partners with winemaker Christian Tietje (Zin Bitch and Naked Chardonnay creator) to make the Sea Monster wines – racy, vibrant white wines, like Octopussy, that are perfect to wash down seafood.
Finally, Brian and Stephy Terrizzi are the winemaker-viticulturist dream couple behind the Hooligans’ Broadside label – sustainably-farmed, native ferment wines that are mainstays on San Francisco restaurants’ hippest wine lists, and one of the New York Times’ 12 Great American Values.
The wines fit wine lovers’ every need – oyster pairing to steak pairing, special dinners to weeknight dinners, pop-and-pour to blind tastings – and each wine boasts its own unexpected story and identity, and price tag. Good luck finding more compelling vinous value from California.