Specializing in Spanish varietals such as Albariño and Tempranillo, Croma Vera was founded in 2014 by Mindy Oliver and her husband, Chris Steins. Our name Croma Vera is Latin for True Colors. We guide meticulously-farmed grapes with minimal intervention, allowing each vineyard to reveal its true, unique colors. The name also reflects Mindy's artistic background, beginning her career as an illustrator and transitioning to graphic design. With experience, creativity and science as our guides, we shape the wine into a work of art. Mindy and Chris relocated to California’s Central Coast with their two sons in 2011. Winemaking had always been an aspiration, and the move intensified this passion. After the untimely passing of a childhood friend, Mindy recognized that life is too precious to put off the pursuit of a dream. Mindy and Chris met consulting winemaker Jeremy Leffert while experimenting with different winemaking techniques. In Jeremy, they found an advisor who shared their focus on exceptional quality and interest in the Spanish varietals that form the foundation of Croma Vera’s offerings.