Tony Kirk was born and raised in Madera, California, and got a taste of the wine business while studying at California State University, Fresno. After visiting over 100 wineries, Tony was intrigued by winemaking and completed courses at UC Davis and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He began meeting with other winemakers and winery owners to understand the ``real`` side of the business. Tony often credits those individuals for any success he has experienced in the wine industry.
In the span of a few years, Tony and Kimberly went from making a few barrels of wine for family and friends to opening and operating a profitable working winery. Birdstone Winery currently buys 100 percent of their fruit from a number of local winegrape growers, and works with the Madera Vintners Association to promote excellence in winemaking and help direct the growth of the Madera region through a commitment to modern winemaking techniques and sustainable vineyard practices. In 2008, the Kirk family embarked on their own vineyard development program, and they are training vines today for wines that will be served on family tables for years to come.
Please visit our Winery, Tasting Room, & Courtyard at 9400 Road 36, Madera California 93636, or order our wines online on our website.