As a first generation Italian-American, Bill Sanger grew up surrounded by the flavors and traditions of old Italy. His family exposed him to the longstanding traditional Italian respect for art, food, wine and also made sure he observed at an early age that life’s most important things were inspired by what took place around the dinner table. The dinnertime conversations led to an overall curiosity with life, resulting in a desire to share the good things in life with others.
Jan’s family is of French and English descent. She was raised in Montreal (one of the world’s great food cities, by the way), where the French side of her ancestry took center stage in shaping her love for the culture. Visits to France instilled a love for the French lifestyle, be it related to food, art, or fashion. This translated into her spirit of joie de vivre which now lies at the heart of The Sanger Family of Wines experience.