When the gin's namesake Ginny settled down in the Napa Valley with her husband, they worked as winemakers in their thriving winery. After several years they felt a new challenge was due. When a couple of their friends invited them to help them with a wine-country gin, they gladly agreed, the spirit having been Ginny's passion for several years. They went about it in a special way, insisting on a hands-on approach and using their expertise as winemakers. The humble beginnings had Ginny driving around the wine country with a trunk full of boxes of gin, selling each bottle by hand, soon becoming known locally as "Ginny with the gin". The business took off and the rest, as they say, is history. What's special about Ginny's Gin is how their winemaking background is reflected in the spirit. It's distilled in small batches from grains as well as grapes. The juniper and coriander are macerated in the grape spirit for one day, while the rest of the botanicals are added during distillation using a vapor infusion: lemongrass, lemon zest, sage, orris root, grains of paradise, angelica root, cubeb berries, and licorice root have all found their way into the recipe. Their wine-tasting expertise comes in handy when tasting the blend and ensuring the complexity, balance, and consistency is always up to par. The extra-smooth gin is bottled at 90 proof and fittingly sold in wine bottles.