Flywheel was founded by partners Scott Shapley and Laura Hoover in 2012. Both Bay Area natives, Scott and Laura use varietals that thrive in the area, focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Rosé. Scott particularly loves using grapes from the Chalone AVA, known for its dramatic temperature shifts and limestone and granite soils.
Flywheel in the news
SF Chronicle, 2015 ‘Winemakers to Watch’
The Garagistes Wine Festival ‘Get the Dirt from Scott Shapley of Flywheel Wines’