About Ruby Trust Cellars

Ray and Jean Bruening - Founders

After a lengthy career as an options trader on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Jean and I decided it was time to reassess our priorities. This decision led us to Castle Pines, Colorado...here we have found it easier to slow down and focus on what's important.
The creation of Ruby Trust Cellars has allowed us to pair our passion for wine with the talents of an experienced winemaker. The process of creating a high-quality Colorado wine has been immensely rewarding. We love the work and the opportunity to become a part of our new community.

Braden Dodds - Winemaker

Braden developed a passion for wine and the production process while studying at the California Polytechnic University where he graduated with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. He has applied his education by working at many wineries and tasting rooms in the US and abroad. While working at wineries in California, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, he has also developed three vintages under his own label. He is passionate about educating others on the many wonderful aspects of wine.