Good Bye John

It is with great sadness that we share that John Kovacs, Sándor Vineyards co-owner, died unexpectedly on Monday October 1, 2018. He was 65 years old.

John’s love of nature and the vineyard was enormous and all encompassing. He enjoyed working the land and had a passion for making exceptional wine.

His wines, spirit and love of life will always be remembered by those who knew him.

John is survived by his wife, Karen, children John, Courtney and William, three grandchildren, sister Marianne her husband Jim and their three daughters. The family will be taking the next several months to recuperate from this loss and determine what the next steps are for the vineyard.

Memorial service information will be shared as soon as possible.

Donations (in lieu of cards or flowers) may be made to Donor Network of Arizona. Please visit for details.