Cairdean Estate is the vision of husband and wife Edwin and Stacia Williams. While working in the software industry on the East Coast outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Stacia developed a strong appreciation and passion for wine. She made her first vintage in harvest of 2000, shipping in winegrapes from California through a local beer and wine hobby shop. She met Edwin, an aerospace engineer, shortly after her first vintage. Edwin born and raised in Fresno, California was immensely interested in her winemaking project and educated her about the world-renowned Enology and Viticulture program at Fresno State. After years of planning, Edwin and Stacia relocated back to Fresno with their two children so that Stacia could go back to school and earn a degree in Enology & Viticulture from Fresno State. After relocating from Fresno to St. Helena in 2010, Edwin and Stacia embraced their vision and created Cairdean Estate. Cairdean is Scottish Gaelic for friends, which reflects their belief that wine is meant to be shared by those held close to your heart. The Cairdean symbol is a representation of that belief with the four hearts always present and brought together in the center by friendship.