Our Founders

Lynn & Kevin Reedy – In the Beginning

Mia Nipote (Italian for My Granddaughter), was founded in 2006 by Lynn & Kevin Reedy. After retiring from long and successful careers in Silicon Valley, they moved to Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley wine country. Their beautiful home is nestled along the western hills of the Livermore Valley, surrounded by a 6 acre horseshoe-shaped vineyard.

Planted with Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc by top viticulturists, Bryan Rahn, CPAg/SS, CCA, President, and Michael Princevalle, Senior Soil Scientist of Coastal Viticultural Consultants, Lynn & Kevin had no choice, but to start their own brand and produce high quality wine. 

In honor of Lynn’s grandfather, Marino Enrico Lencioni, a migrant from Lucca, Italy, the Lencioni vineyard was born.

After 9 glorious vintages producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, the Reedy’s decided to retire for the second time.

In 2019, winemaker and CEO of The Lineage Collection, Steven Kent Mirassou took over the brand. Today, Steven and his partner, Nancy Castro, run all the day-to-day operations of Mia Nipote Wines and have added Italian varieties to the portfolio to honor the heritage of the founders.  

Lynn & Kevin continue in a Founders role to host private wine tastings and host our semi-annual release events. They look forward to the opportunity of socializing with all the friends they have made through the Mia Nipote Wine wine family.  ~Cin cin!(It

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