In 2006, Romililly partners Aaron and Jesse Inman had an opportunity to purchase several tons of Pinot Noir, their favorite varietal. It cost them their life savings, but the opportunity was too good to refuse. Using the facilities at August Briggs Winery, they produced a wine that was all their own—the first vintage of Romililly Pinot Noir. They made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of things they probably should have known already, but somehow they pulled through. Their little 200-case vintage got a lot of attention, earning a 93 rating from the Pinot Report. For the next 10 years, they kept at it, slowly increasing production, but never making quite enough to satisfy demand.