About

Maple Creek Ranch and Winery was established in the spring of 2001.  Tom Rodrigues, an artist for more than four decades, decided to leave his hectic Marin County life and settle in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley, the premier wine growing region for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  After finding the ideal environment for growing grapes and living a healthy lifestyle, he purchased the ranch, vineyard and winery. From there, he hired Kerry Damskey, a consulting winemaker, to mentor him in his winemaking techniques, making French style wine while using California fruit. ARTEVINO was born. 

Tom's art adorns the labels of ARTEVINO with a different painting on each varietal from his "Vineyard Series".  His art also may be seen on some of the most notable labels in the industry, Far Niente, Nickel and Nickel, Dolce, EnRoute, Hamel Family Wines, Gemstone and Manzanita Creek, just to name a few.

Our award winning wines vary from our Estate Chardonnay, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Largo Ridge Zinfandel, Estate Merlot and Symphony.  We also include Bordeaux Blends and late harvest varietals.  All of our wines are made in small lots, hand crafted with passion and are sure to please every palate.  Our tasting room is open all year and we invite you all to come and enjoy the beauty of Mendocino County and our staff here at Artevino, Maple Creek Winery.  "Enter as strangers and leave as friends."

Listed below are the people who help make Artevino truly an artful experience in wine.

Tom Rodrigues
(Vintner/Wine Maker)
Buster & Posie Houston Johnson
(Cellar & Tasting Room)