House Band Wines is a venture to bring music and wine together. Founded by Patrick Krutz, Owner and Winemaker of another winery, Krutz Family Cellars, House Band Wines was launched to provide fun, enjoyable, tasty wines ready to rock or roll anytime, from accompanying your favorite dish at the roadside blues house to a backyard barbecue with bebop on the boombox.
Along with good wines, we also aim to point you towards some of the best musicians and music we come across. As music lovers, we are big fans of the local scenes, where unsung heroes of the stage ply their chops night after night. We listen to everything, from Baroque to blues to bluegrass to bebop to breaks. We hope to sing some of their praises and introduce you to some great music.
Patrick Krutz started making wine in 2003 by producing 60 cases or so for family and friends. That inauspicious start was so much fun as well as a welcome success, that he soon launched Krutz Family Cellars, which today makes a couple thousand cases of single-vineyard designated wines from select vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino County.
Mississippi born, bred, and educated (Ole Miss), Patrick and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Northern California with their children. Besides wine and music, the couple enjoys travel and sports.