Founded in 1989 in response to consumer demand for unsulfured wine, John C. Schumacher embarked on a quest to create, what many in the wine industry said couldn't be done, quality wines without the use of added sulfites. The introduction of "The Organic Wine Works®" has taken the country by storm.

John was challenged by an industry that believed quality wines couldn't be produced without the use of sulfites or other additives. Not only has The Organic Wine Works® become the nation's first certified organic wine without the use of sulfites, but it has also gotten positive reviews by prominent wine writers. This has given John C. Schumacher the reputation of being the rebel wine maker in the industry.