Ravi Mehta, Founder

Ravi Mehta Metaphora Wines Founder

Each bottle represents, for him, the unity of family and the deep joy of friendship – an expression of the way in which good wine draws people together.

Ravi has spent much of his professional career as a successful attorney and well-connected government affairs specialist, representing numerous Fortune 50 and 500 companies.

Ravi’s passion for food and wine first developed over two decades ago while working as a litigation attorney in the world’s largest and prestigious law firm. Ravi moved from Orange County to Sacramento to work for the Governor, which brought him closer to Napa Valley. When not helping the Governor with Judicial and other Executive appointments, Ravi spent much of his free time in Napa learning about wine, winemaking, and vineyards from Napa Icons Robert Mondavi, Charlie and Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, Justin Myers of Silver Oak Cellars, Michael Martini, and many others. Ravi feels very fortunate to have learned and be influenced by some of the best winemakers in the world.

Ravi’s dream to make a world-class wine was first realized in 2005 when seated between Bill Harlan and Chuck Wagner at a dinner with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck encouraged Ravi to begin making wine and offered to make his wine. And, as they say, “the rest is history…”

For Ravi, the realization of Metaphora is a gift — the culmination of his lifelong passion for wine, which led to a home in the hills of Napa Valley and the production of Metaphora. Each bottle represents, for him, the unity of family and the deep joy of friendship – an expression of the way in which good wine draws people together. The release of these personal, small-lot wines to wine enthusiasts is the completion of a circle. He believes the truly transcendent quality of wine is that it is best when shared, and hopes Metaphora wines will be a gift you share with those closest to you and plays a part in creating your treasured memories – whether to mark a significant event, special meal, or merely a successful days’ end.