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.

photo credit: Kent Hanson

photo credit: Kent Hanson

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.

Tietje, who built his Zin master reputation by making mind-blowing, single-vineyard Zinfandel, makes 3-Ball Zinfandel for the Hooligans, the tri-appellated Zinfandel from Sonoma, Paso, and Amador Counties.

photo credit: Kent Hanson

photo credit: Kent Hanson

Bob Goyette, the industry vet (and most legendary Hooligan), founded La Crema Winery in the 1970s and has been making wine in Sonoma County for over 35 years. He still sets the bar, crafting seamless, irresistible wines under the Stephen Vincent and Robert Goyette labels.

photo credit: Kent Hanson

photo credit: Kent Hanson

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 boats its own unexpected story and identity, and price tag. Good luck finding more compelling vinous value from California.