Bachelor Ben Flajnik Explains His Winery’s Name Change and Future Plans
Bachelor Ben Flajnik and his (equally attractive) friends from childhood, Mike Benziger and Danny Fay, recently spoke to Wine Enthusiast about their winery, Envolve, formerly known as Evolve.
First of all, why the name change? "We wanted to separate ourselves from The Bachelorette, and make sure people take us seriously. We added an 'n' because of our commitment to nature."
Ben was away from the business for almost three months to shoot The Bachelor. "I got home and went to work the first day back." Ben said he can't give details about the show's outcome, "Except to say, it made me appreciate what I have at home here with my best friends and my business." He says he has no future TV plans at this point. "I don’t just do TV shows to be on TV. It’s more about the journey and the ride."
So what does Envolve have planned for 2012? Mike says they are producing a Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma Valley [$20], a Pinot Noir from Russian River [$30], and a Cabernet from Dry Creek [$40]. Danny adds, "We’re launching a new brand, Epilogue, in January—a more everyday drinking style wine, based mainly from California appellations."