Aviators and winemakers alike are driven by a keen taste for discovery. Named for an airport runway that launches scenic flights over our winery, R8 is a guidepost for any adventurer seeking new horizons.
In 1993, Michael Lancaster ventured from his native Ontario to Northern California, driven by a passion for winemaking. After studying viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis, he worked with such renowned labels as Gloria Ferrer.
In 2000, Michael cofounded Tin Barn Vineyards, where he became known for exceptional tenacity and winemaking standards. Now a founding member of R8 Wine Co., he works to craft wines of depth and elegance.
R8 was launched in 2009 to raise the bar on affordable table wines. Sourcing fruit from highly reputable California vineyards, R8 creates small lots of wine with an unusually fine attention to detail. Their dedication to quality goes above and beyond.