The Sin Qua Non winery wooden wine cases and boxes can be summed up as "Eclectic and Innovative". They are a renowned and limited Central Coast Napa cult vineyard, and their wine boxes and cases seem to change on a whim based on vintage and the 6 different grape varietals they craft. So far I was able to take a picture of 3 different wine boxes and cases which are:
- Eleven Confessions (Shown above), and there's actually two distinct designs for this box
- Mr. K flat two bottle flat wine case
- "Heart Chorea" 3 bottle wine case.
Sin Qua Non only makes flat wooden wine cases and wine boxes as of now. They don't make large wine crates. Their 750 ML bottles are over-sized, and they also make fairly tall half bottles (375 ML)
Sub-Region: Central Coast, Napa Valley
Production: Approx. 3,500 cases per year.
Reds: Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre
Whites: Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne
Crate design: Varies a great deal. I believe different artists create graphics and designs for the vineyard on a regular basis.
Rarity: Very. Sin Qua Non is extremely limited and do very well at auction. The "Heart Chorea" wooden wine case and wine inside was numbered. Most investors keep the original wine in the original case to increase it's value.
Crate designation: Exclusive ($100.00)
*We don't have any in stock
Our opinion/history: Sin Qua Non is one of my favorite producers of wooden wine boxes and cases. They are always very eye-catching and creative. The few that come in get sold within days and we currently have a waiting list on them. I always try to keep one for myself until a collector comes in and is willing to pay more than retail.
Visit us at: www.winepine.com