Brass Tacks

'To the Point'

Our name is more than a name, it's a way of life and a way of making wine. It's about getting to the point and crafting bold, rich wines that will be an excellent complement with your next meal and add to the good company of friends and family. With Brass Tacks Wines, proprietor and winemaker Daniel LeFrancois wanted to showcase California fruit at its finest, crafting wines that get straight to the point: bold flavors and a lush style that are uncomplicated and approachable.

What's in a name? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. With Brass Tacks, it's a mindset and a way of tackling all that life has to offer. "Get to the point" was a phrase that winemaker nad proprietor Daniel LeFrancois grew up hearing from his late father, spoken with love to teach his son that overcoming any obstacle in life can be as simple as a straightforward approach. It was while living in London that Daniel first heard the phrase "get down to brass tacks", reminding him of his father's message.

Daniel, along with longtime friend and consulting winemaker Scott Peterson, created the "To the Point" wines to showcase California at its finest. The "To the Point" wines are made exclusively for NakedWines.

Brass Tacks 'To the Point' California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
Brass Tacks 'To the Point' California Red Wine Blend
Brass Tacks 'To the Point' California Pinot Noir Wine
Brass Tacks 'To the Point' California Chardonnay Wine
Winemaker and Owner Daniel LeFrancois
Daniel LeFrancois
Owner & Winemaker
Since the first release of the 2004 vintage, Daniel LeFrancois has set out to craft wines that showcase the flavor, harmony and balance of California fruit. Daniel is a veteran in the wine and spirits industry, with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and brand development. For over 15 years, Daniel has produced award-winning wines, including Brass Tacks, Wine Spots Wines and Zinfandelic, that reflect true varietal, regional and vineyard characteristics.
Winemaker Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson
Collaborative Winemaker
Scott's passion for wines spans over 30 years in the industry. He played an integral role at Kendall-Jackson in defining the California Chardonnay. With experience in the international and domestic wine areas, Scott crafts his own wines as well as acting as consulting winemaker. His ventures include producing wines for the Angels at Through these ventures, he enjoys the privelage of crafting wines that he wants to make, reflecting traditional and modern styles that are gloriously California in all ways.