Sherri Dobay grew up on a lovely horse farm in a small Midwestern town. Growing up in the country, Sherri benefited from being close to her grandparents and their gardens. She got a taste of danger hanging out in the garage watching her dad build choppers in the 1970’s and later riding along with him. It was having her own pony at the young age of two (a rescue gift from her grandparents) that truly instilled her love of adventure.
She spent time in both Amsterdam and Perugia, Italy. Not one to live by tradition, Sherri spent her last semester abroad and graduated in absentia. The day she was honored with being at the top of her graduating class, she was actually physically far away on a rock filled beach in Greece, gazing at the Aegean sea and writing. In the late 90s she packed her car and drove out west, pointing her energy towards California. Sherri landed on the coast of Northern California and fell in love with the ocean, the trees, the way of life and the people. She made painting after painting and people loved and purchased them all. It was here that she truly fell in love with wine, and an informal training began full of blind tastings groups, studying flavors and prolific note taking on all of it. Meanwhile, she founded a successful design firm building websites and creating graphics.
She eventually found her way into the Napa Valley, and her life was changed forever. With her background in art and design, and her passion for wine, Ruby Kurant her own small label was born. In appreciation of her love for Chateneuf du Pape, she produced 400 cases of The Archer, a sassy Rhone blend from Napa Valley featuring her own art on the label which is now sold out. Her second release was a grenache, and is now sold out. The current release is more of the same with another original painting showcased on the bottle.