The DREYER FAMILY has been involved in California agriculture for fifty years growing grapes, olives, tree fruit, cotton and tomatoes. The Dreyers branched into the premium wine grape business with the purchase of Grand Cru Vineyards in Glen Ellen, Sonoma Valley, California. The family sold this brand to another winery but continues to produce high quality and high value wines under the Dreyer Sonoma and Compass brands.
Walter Dreyer has extensive experience in the consumer food products industry managing Oroweat Foods thirty plus years. He has served as president of the Sonoma County Wineries Association, the Sonoma Valley Vintners Association, and has served as a director of the Wine Institute.
Bettina Dreyer brings her epicurean skills to the business. She has focused attention on the creation of pairing meals that combine the flavors of Dreyer Sonoma wines with fine food. She currently works with the family orchards creating her Bettina’s Olives available in gourmet delicatessens and grocery stores in the United States.
Jonathan Dreyer is general manager of the wine and grape operations. In addition to working sales and marketing for the family winery, he received a degree from the University of California Davis after studying viticulture and enology and agricultural economics.