Us & Stuff


The Napa Valley Bitters Story

Napa Valley Bitters Co. isn't just a business; it's a story of community, consciousness, and cocktails. Founded by me, Mx Ian Winget (they/them), we've built our boutique, ultra-premium bitters company on the belief that small businesses can be a force for good in their communities. Our journey began in 2013 with a Kickstarter campaign that fueled our dreams.

After a transformative experience in the Landmark Forum and the Landmark Curriculum for Living, I decided to leave my career in the Napa sparkling wine industry. I ventured into the world of cocktail consulting, bitters crafting, and marketing for small enterprises. In 2013, I joined Napa Valley Distillery as a permanent contractor, and in 2018 I passed my Real Estate exam and began a whole new career helping folx find (and purchase 🥳) their dream home. 

My background as an Anthropologist and a Masters of International Business holder from Bond University in Australia has nurtured my love for travel, which has turned into an obsession. I've called Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico home for a total of seven years, wearing various hats along the way, from teaching English as a foreign language to consulting with giants like Google.

With my zest for exotic flavors and a passion for life, I embarked on a journey to create cocktail bitters that bring vitality to your drinks. So, here's to raising a glass of our bitters, sprinkled with a whole lot of love and cheers to all! 🥂💖

Ian Winget

 🏳️‍🌈 Napa Valley Bitters is a queer owned business 🏳️‍🌈