We are an entrepreneurial organization, focused on building and developing new and resurrected premium alcohol beverage brands, that are both sustainable and scalable.
We use our brands as vehicles to uplift our people, our communities, and our education system through philanthropy, employment, and charity.
McManis Family Vineyards is a portfolio of estate grown, award winning wines from California. The McManis family has been farming in the northern interior region of California since 1938. Fourth generation farmers, Ron McManis and his wife Jamie, founded McManis Family Vineyards in 1990. From the beginning, their mission was simple: every bottle of McManis Family Vineyards should consist of “quality wine at an honest price.” They now farm over 3,600 acres of premium wine grapes from premier growing areas in California.
A slow and controlled production method is a key differentiator. Our gentle handling technique presses grapes slowly, opening up the skin to release the purest, most concentrated flavor. A beautiful blend of artistic talent and insurmountable flavor — taste the difference in Slow Press.
BUDHAGIRL Sparkling Wine is a new brand of sparkling wines, from the BuDhaGirl Lifestyle brand, that believes in the art and ritual of celebration—taking a pause to breathe, be present and express gratitude in commemorating both the big milestones and the daily moments in life. Founded by Jessica Jesse, a contemplative practitioner, luxury retail expert and creative powerhouse, the BuDhaGirl brand believes life’s everyday routines can be transformed into meaningful rituals. BUDHAGIRL Sparkling Wines offers traditional Méthode California Brut, Demi-Sec and Sparkling Rosé.
After 30+ years at The Wine Group, Matt decided it was time to begin a new pursuit and founded Resurrection Brands. He is best known in the wine industry for his vast knowledge on trends and Sales expertise after working as the Executive Vice President of International. His educational pursuits are well diversified from Marketing & Innovation to Finance and Organizational Psychology. When he isn’t selling wine, he’s probably singing Sinatra or volunteering with one of RB’s charitable partners.
Melanie has over fifteen years of wine industry experience working for industry leaders E&J Gallo Winery and The Wine Group. Melanie has led brand marketing for top wine brands from the value to luxury price tiers, as well as managed the creation and launch of 10+ new wine brands through her experience in innovation. She holds a BA in Chinese Studies from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
David has extensive experience in brand management, sales, and operations management through his time in advertising, the music business, and the automotive business. He and his wife are graduates of the University of Colorado at Boulder and have a growing family in Modesto, CA. Shameless plug, check out his Billboard charting reggae/rock band, Na'an Stop!
Meg graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where she studied business and design innovation. As a part of her curriculum, she also studied the wine industry and economics. This fueled her passion for the beverage industry, so Meg began her Marketing career at Bogle Family Wine Collection which has led her to better market the brands she now helps resurrect. Meg resides in Austin, TX where she enjoys playing volleyball, and of course, going wine tasting with her friends and family.
Alex comes to Resurrection Brands with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture which fueled her love for wine. She previously worked at The Wine Group in international customer service, so her knowledge in the industry has proven vital in reviving the customer experience. She feels inspired to continue improving relationships with our customers and the consumers of the brands we resurrect. When she isn’t working, you can find Alex at the stables riding horses, taking a spin class, or skiing in Tahoe!