Our Story -
In 1983 Redwood Empire Vineyard Management took root with a diploma, a dream and a beat up 1961 Chevy truck.
Kevin Barr, owner of Redwood Empire Vineyard Management (REVM) has wanted to be a farmer since first laying eyes on Sonoma County. He was eight years old, crammed into the back of his fatherís station wagon and en route to the familyís newly purchased Yorkville sheep ranch.
Kevin pursued his dream with summer farm jobs, and Agriculture Science/Viticulture degree from UC Davis and several years of training with some of the countyís most respected vineyard managers before deciding to strike out on his own. He had a little seed money, a good business plan and an even better loan officer.
Within five years, Kevin had 20 clients, 30 full time employees - as many as one hundred during harvest season - and managed 500 acres of vineyards between Santa Rosa and Cloverdale.
Today, REVM sports a fleet of trucks and heavy equipment, develops and manages vineyards from five acres to more than 100, employs many of the original crew and still has Kevin clocking 15 hour days six times a week in order to personally oversee each vineyard no matter how large or small.