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An Urban Winery

Old Tradition
New Paradigm

In 2003, Covenant founders Jeff Morgan and Leslie Rudd were inspired to bring a new California perspective to a 3500-year-old winemaking tradition. What started as a 500-case Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon project has now grown more than ten-fold. Today, Covenant’s 9,000-square-foot urban winery is situated in Berkeley, California, also home to other urban wineries.

Tasting California:
Covenant’s exceptional growers and vineyards.

Covenant works closely with family-run vineyards all over California, many of which have been growing grapes for generations. Focusing on sustainable and organic vineyards, we have long-standing relationships with growers in Napa Valley, Los Carneros, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley, Lake County, Santa Maria Valley, and the Santa Rita Hills.

The Covenant Crew

At our winery in Berkeley, Covenant’s crew is a bit like an extended family. In fact, some of us are actually related! The production and marketing teams operate in close proximity and often share lunches together outside the winery under the California sun. We’ve grown together as a business and as friends. We hope that our wines promote the same kind of comradery that we experience here in the winery at dinner tables throughout the world.

Founding Winemaker/Co-Owner

Jeff Morgan


Jodie Morgan


Geoff Rochwarger

Co-Founder 1941-2018

Leslie Rudd

Managing Director

Sagie Kleinlerer


Jonathan Hajdu

Operations Coordinator

Zoë Morgan Koelewijn

Hospitality Manager

Ted McArdle

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Experience Our Urban Winery

We produce our wine in a 9,000 square-foot urban winery in the
“Berkeley Drinks District” of Berkeley, California.
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