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What Fuels Our Spirit of Resistance?

An Unwillingness to Stand Still. 

The spark of resistance started with our desire to step off the treadmill and follow passion.  We wanted to live life with purpose and define success on our own terms.  

Kimberly led the way. A lawyer and mother of three young children, she started making wine in the basement of the family home in Washington DC but wanted to dedicate herself to the craft.  I, Kirk, Kimberley’s husband, came along for the ride and jumped in to create the business plan for Resistance Wines. As an Entrepreneur and author, who had a knack for creating successful businesses (starting with the founding of a high school bank), I was able to work from anywhere and take care of the business of Resistance while Kimberley focused on the wine. 

We moved across the country to the Oregon border, near Ashland. Kimberly re-educated herself in chemistry and winemaking best practices at UC Davis, and went through a trial-by-fire introduction to plumbing before she was ready to make wine again—this time on her own terms. And so, the Resistance Wine Company was born. 

We invite you to join us. Have a glass. Share a bottle. Every time you open a bottle of our wine, you’re part of the resistance. In drinking a glass, you’re supporting farming and winemaking and life done right: with passion, care, intention, and integrity.

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Resistance Doesn’t Stop with Getting Off the Treadmill. 

The wine Kimberley makes bucks the conventions of many traditional winemakers. Our wines do not have additives. We don’t add unnecessary treatments to the earth. Instead, we rely on natural, organic solutions. In the vineyard, we work with people, not machines. We shy away from large-scale fermentations and wine manipulations. The result? Wines that are highly individual in taste each vintage and don’t harm the planet. 

Our roots (yes, I went there) in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, a few miles from the California border, allow us to experiment with different varietals. It’s not a one-varietal kind of region, and that’s how we like it. 

So, week in, week out, we watch, we learn, we bring credit unions into the digital age (Kirk), we practice law (Kimberly), we cook, we shuffle our children from horse stables to basketball courts to LEGO robotics studios, and we cast a perplexed eye to the ever-changing skies of Southern Oregon. But always, we dedicate ourselves to making the next great wine for you to enjoy.