The Bink Wines Story

Bink was a little guy, feisty, lithe and strong. BINK WINES is small, too, created and managed by Deb Schatzlein and Cindy Paulson — two women with a passion for hand-crafted, elegant wines. It is the fruition of a decade-long quest to grow and produce small lots of vineyard-designated wines from the hillsides of the Yorkville Highlands in Mendocino County.

Our wines are deep and multi-layered, with a black or burgundy ink quality that is reflected in our name Bink. Yes, Bink— the playful Manx cat with the black licorice coat and beguiling eyes inspires our graceful wines.

Deb Schatzlein, Winemaker. When Deb puts her mind to something, it becomes reality. German and Swedish heritage instilled a stubborn streak that serves Deb well. Deb generally sets her sights, trusts her intuition, and jumps in. Determined and undaunted, she worked her way up from the ground level in the wine business.

When the passion for winemaking grabbed her, Deb bought a book and a kit and started making wine at home. She’s come a long way since then, having taken courses at U.C. Davis and Napa Valley College in winemaking and the wine business. Deb likes to get her hands dirty, learning from