From left to right: Geordie, daughter Malena, son Nico, & Mieko.

From left to right: Geordie, daughter Malena, son Nico, & Mieko.

About Bump

Bump Wine Cellars is a family owned and operated boutique wine producer located in Sonoma,
California. We focus on small lot, single vineyard wines. Winemaker Geordie Carr strives to
capture a true representation of varietal character and a sense of place. Bump Wine Cellars is
proud to harvest its grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards, located throughout Sonoma
County.

Geordie Carr is the winery owner and the wine maker. He grew up in Stonington, Connecticut,
spending countless hours on the sea, but always felt like a farmer at heart. Moving to Colorado
for college led him to the town of Crested Butte, where he spent many years skiing and biking.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurial Business from Western State
Colorado University. Most importantly, this is where he met his future wife, Mieko Imai, who
convinced him to move to her home state of California. After five years in the finance industry,
he found his true calling in the wine country of Sonoma. He has worked his way up from Cellar
Assistant at Matanzas Creek Winery, to Cellar Master at B.R. Cohn, then Assistant Winemaker
for Enkidu Winery. While at Enkidu he managed their custom crush facility and made wine for
more than 12 other wine brands. Finally realizing his dream, Geordie is happy to be working
with his hands, learning a centuries old craft and creating a product that can be enjoyed with
family, friends, and wine enthusiasts.

 

Why the name Bump?

Bump is Geordie’s mother’s maiden name. She was born, Betsy Bump.
It was originally Bumpass, derived from the French name Bonpasse, meaning “Good Journey”.
Of course, it is also a fun word, which is easy to remember (we hope!)


Awards

2012 Sauvignon Blanc - Best Boutique Wine producer, Lux Magazine, 2017

2009 Zinfandel - California's Best Tasting Experiences, Food & Wine, October 2014

2011 Chardonnay - Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2013 

2011 Fortune - Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2013

2010 Sauvignon Blanc - Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

2008 Zinfandel - Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

2008 Syrah - Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012

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