Dennis Costa and Tom Beatty have been a successful duo for 22yrs. Personally and professionally they have experienced some of the great pleasures that life can bring.
Dennis comes from an Agricultural and Viticulture background. After a successful dairy business his family planted grapes and grew predominately for Sutter Home. Dennis also worked in his earlier years for Mondavi Wines of Woodbridge, which at that time had only one bottling line. After personally tending to the grapes from planting, growing, and harvesting almost 200 acres, they decided to sell the farm to Sebastiani Vineyards in 1999.
Tom, a native of Chicago, has worked an illustrious career as an International Flight Attendant for 33yrs. He has traveled to every continent except Antartica - which he claims would just be too cold for him. He has explored the world and enjoyed
many different cultures, people, food, and of course wine. Together Dennis and Tom have traveled extensively and have been fortunate to savor some of the finest wines in the world.
Together with their love of wine they created Rainbow Ridge Wines which was featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine and also Wine & Spirits Magazine. Their first varietal was an obscure grape by the name Alicante Bouschet. This wine received many awards and also ratings of 91 and 90 respectively. You may notice the name BOUSCHET reminiscence of their first endeavor. This wine was magical!
Recent transplants to the Coachella Valley from Lodi, CA, Amanda (Costa) Mendoza and Fernando Mendoza bring years of experience both in and out of the delicatessen/food industry. Their hands-on approach to managing the workings of Bouschet will be invaluable as we grow. Amanda (Dennis' niece) and Fernando are proud parents of four beautiful kids!
Pat Beatty, Tom's mom, is very proud of her “sons”. You may see her lending a hand or just saying hello from time to time. She is retired so she may just work for sandwiches and wine.