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Slow Down and Enjoy Life

We know life is busy.
Your calendar is full and your to-do list is long.
At Sakura Winery, we're giving you permission to hit pause,
pour a glass of wine, and savor the moment.

A Toast to New Adventures

Fourth-generation California residents, Sakura Vineyard and Winery owners Jennifer and Tim grew up in Northern California with a deep appreciation for all this beautiful area has to offer. 
When it came time to find a forever home where they would raise their daughter and host family gatherings, they searched all over wine country. The moment they stepped onto a 5-acre vineyard on Mines Road in Livermore, they knew they were home. 
A lot of time and hard work has already gone into realizing their vision for the property. And, there’s still a long way to go. It’s an adventure, and they plan to savor every moment! 

The Sakura Brand

“Sakura” means cherry blossoms in Japanese. We chose this name because the fleeting beauty of the sakura is a beautiful reminder to embrace life and appreciate each moment.

We want Sakura™ wines to remind you to savor every moment with family and friends. Slow down. Be present. Enjoy.  

WHO WE ARE

Cheers to the Sakura Team!

Peter Murphy

Winemaking Director & Vineyard Manager

Peter graduated with a degree in fermentation science from UC Davis and has worked in many aspects of the wine industry.  In 1987 Peter and his wife, Nancy, founded Ag Tech Services Inc., a vineyard management and development company specializing in small private estates. Peter joined us as Vineyard Manager and quickly expanded to encompass Winemaker too.

Jennifer Sahara

General Manager & Winemaker

Jennifer graduated from UC Davis and Stanford with degrees in aeronautical and aerospace engineering. She spent most of her engineering career as a geosynchronous satellite orbit analyst in Sunnyvale, CA.  She now does that 3-4 days a week and spends the rest of her time managing Sakura Vineyard and Winery, as well as her favorite part of the job — working with Peter on winemaking.

Tim Dalbec

Director of Operations

Tim graduated from UC Davis and Stanford with degrees in mechanical and materials engineering.  He worked in research and development and quality assurance for several different medical device companies in Silicon Valley.  Tim continues to work full time as a quality engineer while taking care of the vineyard and winery operations in the evenings and on weekends.

Sakura Winery

Giving You Permision to Pause.

“We should learn to savor some moments to let time feel worth existing."

- Munia Khan