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Date Established 10/2021
Founder Joan Escover
Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Industries
Beverage, Wedding, Entertainment
Website https://idylltimewines.com/
Press Contact Suzi Worley
Social

Products

Custom Gift Boxes
Custom Gift Boxes $50.00
Syrapinot - The Beginning
Syrapinot - The Beginning $25.00
Que Syrah Syrah - Genesis
Que Syrah Syrah - Genesis $65.00
ZinFest — Zinny Zin
ZinFest — Zinny Zin $45.00

About

Idyll Time Wines is an award-winning wine company offering California grown, custom wine options for restaurants, corporate gifts, and wine lovers. Combined with a unique partnership with printing powerhouse, JP Graphics, their goal is to help you create something memorable starting with a gorgeous custom label for a gift, event, or house wine, that you can't wait to talk about and share. Choose from gorgeous foils, textures, and die-cuts shapes to create custom labels, bellybands, and boxes that compliment any occasion.

Idyll Time Wines' clients range from consumers to Fortune 500 companies. They specialize in branded wines for corporate events, family reunions, weddings, and holidays. Their unique "Shiner Bottle" offerings allow you to add custom labels to both red and white wine offerings, to create a personalized gift for anyone on your gift list.

As the fastest design-to-print turn around in Silicon Valley, you will always have your custom wine on-hand for events and celebrations, allowing you to enjoy your extra Idyll Time.

DISTRIBUTION NOTE:

When placing an order or sample request with us, you represent that you are at least 21 years old and if ordering as a gift, that the person to whom you request delivery is also at least 21 years old. When your wine is delivered, verification of age may be required.

Founding Story

“You can make a bad wine out of a good grape, but you cannot make a good wine out of a bad grape.” ~ Anthony J. Escover, farmer and founder of Idyll Time Vineyards

As with many wineries in California, Idyll Time is a family affair. Their history dates back to 1999 when three mechanical engineers created a partnership around wine. Cousin Steve Pessagno, proprietor of Pessagno Winery, talked Anthony Escover (Idyll Time Vineyard) and his son David Escover (Spring Grove Vineyard) into planting wine grapes on their farmland San Benito County.

Steve hand selected clones of Pinot, Syrah, and Zinfandel for Anthony and David to grow. The grapes were then funneled into Steve’s winery to make wine. This partnership resulted in award winning red wines until Steve’s unexpected passing in 2013. Pessagno winery was sold, and the grapes found new homes in other wineries, including Calera Wine Company and Leal Vineyards.

Anthony loved working in the vineyards on the ranch, and his grandson, Nathan Chang, grew up shadowing his grandfather and learning everything he could about farming, vineyards, and ranch life. When Anthony passed away at the age of 83 in 2016, Nathan and his wife Alexia, took over the operations.

In 2019, there weren’t any buyers available to take on the harvest. Nathan’s mom and Anthony Escover’s daughter, Joan, decided she would not let their family’s wine legacy die. They juiced up the grapes in hopes of finding either a buyer or bringing her dream blend of “Syrapinot” to fruition.

Her love of a good blend won. Their first bottles of “Syrapinot” were produced in 2020, and Idyll Time Wines was formed. Their subsequent launch in 2021 meant Joan could leverage the power of print as well. The labels and gorgeous boxes are produced by her print company, JP Graphics. Making this truly a family affair.

Team Bios

In addition to Founding Idyll Time Wines, Joan Escover is the President of JP Graphics, a certified, woman-owned, and certified green printing company with over 40 employees.

In the begining of her career, Ms. Escover worked for an accountant who had a printer as a client. “I hated accounting, and the printer would ask me to work for him every time I returned his balance sheets,” said Ms. Escover. “I took a leap and accepted the job, and also enrolled at Santa Clara University to pursue a law degree.”

While working for this printer, Joan soon understood the value of print and began selling print products while attending law school, amazing herself at how quickly she excelled. By the time she graduated—amidst the first big downturn in the economy in 1989—she was earning more than the top-earning law students she graduated with. Ten years later, she became the President and key salesperson of her very own printing company, JP Graphics.

“We do about $7 million in sales. It’s a unique shop as we cover the whole realm of printing—digital, offset, large format, mailings…all under one roof,” she said.

Using her innate ability to maximize a press sheet with little waste, Ms. Escover ensures each product she puts forth meets the highest standards of quality required, while reducing their carbon footprint, with a shop that's pwoered by solar.

Joan's love of print technology has enabled her to fully utilize the company’s capabilities for her Idyll Time Wines. Offering everything from specialty craftsman-type materials to unique rush digital jobs of die-cut lables and print-on-demand cardboard gift boxes.

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