LOCALISM is all of the connections and relationships we have made since we started our wine careers in Napa Valley.

In 2008, we uprooted ourselves from previous careers to embark on this journey. Having started from scratch, we are forging our way by utilizing our local network of friends & colleagues. The LOCALISM brand has taken shape by continuously evolving with each year that passes, and reflects the lifestyle we set out to achieve when beginning our journey. The LOCALISM culture encompasses all of the people we know that continue to help to make this brand grow organically.
— Nicole & Ryan Knoth

Nicole Knoth
Proprietor/General Manager

Nicole is currently consulting at Carousel Wine Business Management, where she works with small wine brands helping run various aspects of their operations. In 2007, after a life-changing visit to Paso Robles wine country, Nicole decided she could apply her background in Marketing to the wine industry. Less than two years later she was offered a job at Clos Du Val Winery as the Manager of DTC Sales & Marketing and then spent the next five years as the Hospitality & Events Manager for Spottswoode Winery. For Nicole, LOCALISM means freedom, inspiration and making sure you love what you do in life.

Ryan Knoth
Proprietor/Winemaker

Ryan is currently Winemaker at Sinegal Estate Winery in St. Helena. Since beginning his wine career, Ryan has worked with industry veterans David Abreu, Michel Rolland, and Fredrik Johansson at Staglin Family Vineyard, Jim Barbour & Philippe Melka at Gandona Winery and Tony Biagi at Sinegal. He has gained an incredible amount of experience in a short time working alongside these top winemakers and vineyard managers. For Ryan, LOCALISM is the means to express all that winemaking embodies: the land, the climate, the art, the philosophy and the community that composes and surrounds it.