20 Fun Facts About Twomey!

20 Fun Facts About Twomey

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we collected 20 fun facts from the past two decades. Test your knowledge—and perhaps learn a couple new things!


There are many similarities between Twomey and Silver Oak, including the same family and the same commitment to excellence. But Twomey is its own brand. It was founded in 1999 by the Duncan family of Silver Oak, but Silver Oak does not make Merlot, Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc.

Silver Oak and Twomey wines

Before releasing our first vintage of Pinot Noir, we considered calling it “Velma, Pinot Noir”—another dedication to David and Tim’s grandmother.

Pouring a glass of Twomey Pinot Noir

Early employee, Romana Behrens, helped open both Twomey tasting rooms. She started at Silver Oak in the old Geyserville tasting room before Twomey was founded and most recently was on our Customer Care team. She retired in 2018, after a combined 30 years at Silver Oak and Twomey! 

Longtime employee Romana Behrens retired in 2018 after 30 years

Westpin Vineyard is the only Twomey Pinot Noir vineyard to be blended in every vintage of our Russian River Pinot Noir.  

Located down the road from our winery in Healdsburg, it was formerly a well-known pumpkin patch in the region! 

Westpin Vineyards, Pinot Noir block

Our wineries in Healdsburg and Calistoga grow more than grapes. They both have gardens, where our employees grow everything from flowers to vegetables. 

Vegetables picked from the winery gardens

The 2007 vintage of Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet was made at our winery in Healdsburg after a fire burned down its Oakville winery earlier in the year. 

Silver Oak 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet

In 2012, we launched Club Twomey, our beloved wine club.  

Twomey Club members

Our 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir was our first vintage from Oregon—and outside of California!


We’ve heard many ways of saying “Twomey,” but the correct pronunciation is “Two-me.”

Twomey sign
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