We're third generation pioneers that believe good food comes from families, not factories.
GET TO KNOW THE GILLESPIES
(We're a Wild Bunch...)
It all started over 35 years ago when our family began growing grapes in California’s beautiful Central Valley. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion, and before we knew it, we were the crazy grape family.
We were one of the first vineyards to grow the Selma Pete grape, a cross between a Thompson Seedless, Fiesta, and Muscat grapes. We initially began growing this variety because it requires less water and is more sustainable, but quickly fell in love with its unique sweet and juicy taste.
MOTHER, FOUNDER & CEO
I graduated college with a Business degree and followed that up with a MBA thinking I was going to be a hotshot in a big city. Little did I know that my husband and I would become accidental farmers! We found a love in agriculture and continue to nurture that to this day. I am excited to share Life’s Grape with you. Go ahead and taste the vine-dried difference! You will be glad you did.
When I am in the mood for something a little more decadent than the Classics, I am Team Dark Chocolate.
Fun Fact: In 2002, I was a participant on the local television show, Reno Survivor. If you can find it, let me know and I’ll send you some free product!
DAUGHTER, PRESIDENT & COO
Grapes are in my blood, well not literally of course! I found my passion for grapes at a young age. Taking this passion to the next level, I studied Viticulture (grape growing) in college and just like that began living the grape life whole-heartedly. I am on a mission to bring a little smile to your face when you enjoy a vine-dried grape knowing it was grown with lots of love!
I have always been a huge fan of sweet and salty so I am definitely on Team Peanut Butter!
Fun fact: The love of my life is my 108lb fur baby named Truckee. He’s the most handsome and goobery German Shepherd in the world!
live life outside the box
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We've transformed our vine-dried grapes into delicious snacks for every occasion
The Selma Pete ripens faster than other varieties, giving us time to dry the grapes on the vine under the shade of the vine’s canopy. The results completely transformed our view of raisins! Our vine-dried grapes are plumper, sweeter, and taste like nature’s gummy bears.
We couldn’t keep these sumptuous vine-dried grapes to ourselves, so we started sharing them with all our friends. When they kept coming back for more and more, we knew that we needed to share these delectable treats with the world!
Nothing tastes as good as an all-natural, preservative-free, farm-fresh treat. We grow, process, and package all of our grapes ourselves ensuring that you get the same tasty treats we share with our friends and family.
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