ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME FOR LIFE

Our business is an extension of our family and we believe in treating everyone who interacts with us on any level as a part of our family as well.

 

 
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john, president & founder

  • I love my fruit trees – I have over 60 different ones planted at home
  • Still holds the record for Shot Put at Analy High School  
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TERRI, VICE president & founder

  • Favorite place in the world is Lake Tahoe
  • Loves to travel to new places
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ANTHONY, VICE president & WINEMAKER

  • Will bet anyone for a case of beer. Especially during Harvest.  
  • Loves to play practical jokes on people
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IAN, assistant winemaker

  • Born in Mendocino County but grew up in Upstate New York
  • Won Children’s jeopardy when he was 13
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Steve, Cellar Master

  • Used to be an Army Ranger Medic
  • Loves to Duck Hunt
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Gilberto, Cellar PRODUCTION MANAGER

  • Favorite Sport: Futbol (soccer)
  • Favorite Teams - Barcelona & Cruz Azul
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TONY, Cellar PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

  • Favorite Sport: Futbol (soccer)
  • Favorite Teams - Barcelona & Cruz Azul
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MONICA, DIRECTOR of Administrative Services 

  • No one can catch her on a snow mobile – watch out! 
  • Hates jigsaw puzzles
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Sandy, Accounts Payable / Receivable & Licensing

  • Can say the alphabet backwards
  • Got her first grey hair in 7th grade
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Nick, PR & Brand Ambassador

  • His specialty is dry-rubbed baby back ribs over charcoal (whereas most other BBQ is on a gas grill)
  • Moved to Sonoma County in 1999 after traveling here for 20+ years
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Judy, California Sales Manager

  • A Parrot Head / Jimmy Buffet fan for life
  • Her utopia is the beach…Hawaiian Islands
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Victoria, Events

  • Is an artist who exhibits her artwork throughout the Bay Area + out of state
  • Was at the 1989 World Series Game 3 with her father when the earthquake happened
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Helen, Donations & Advertising Requests

  • Can recite the presidents of the United States in order
  • Her therapy is baking (and the whole office looks forward to her treats)
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Ashlei, Marketing & eCommerce

  • Was practically born with a camera in her hand

  • Played Collegiate Golf + has been to 47 states + Grew up under the bright lights of Las Vegas
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Heather, Wine Club Manager        

  • Has a cat named “Mini-me” (think Austin Powers), and the cat loves wine – so you can’t leave your wine unattended!
  • Enjoys painting with acrylics & pastels and used to manage an art supply store
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Jacqueline, Tasting Room & DTC Manager

  • Has Basset Hound name Luigi
  • Loves to garden & collect seeds
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Vince, Tasting Room Lead

  • His Family has made homemade wine for 45 years
  • Plays guitar and is a songwriter
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Vanessa, Tasting Room Lead

  • Was born with one kidney.
  • Has 50 cousins, which makes for some fun and loud family get togethers
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 THE 2017 HARVEST KICK-OFF TOAST

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    Bill, Viticulturist

    • Likes to spend time on the water…fishing and sailing
    • Is a Northern California Native (his great-grandfather immigrated from France in the 1860’s)
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    Manuel, Vineyard Operations Manager

    • Die hard SF Giants fan
    • Instrumental in getting baseball field at the winery
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    Garth, Operations Manager

    • Can fix or make anything
    • Favorite place to visit is Belize
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    Luis, Shop Manager

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    Bill, Global Executive VP of Transportation “Truck Driver”

    • Ran Boston + NYC Marathon + 16 other Marathon’s 
    • Did the Kona Ironman
    • Hiked the Appalachian Trail
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    Phil, Father, Grandpa + Courrier

    • His parents & brother immigrated from Liverpool, England. Phil was the first one in his family to be born in the US
    • He has been doing yoga and organic gardening since the 60's - before it was cool
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    CATERINA, AUTHOR OF THE AUTHENTICALLY BALLETTO BLOG

    • Used to be afraid of the wind

    • Obsessed with Almond Butter
     
     
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    Hudson

    • Has such a big heart
    • Even though he is 12, he still loves to dig…especially for gophers
    • Looks forward to his morning walks with Caterina 
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    Addie

    • Very independent
    • Is Queen of the vineyards (we dubbed her the honorary “vineyard manager”)
    • LOVES burritos
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    Luigi

    • Fast runner at short distances (5-yard dog dash)
    • Loves belly rubs
    • Loves watching sports on tv
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    Harley

    • Full of energy and love
    • Sleeps on his back and snores louder than most humans 
    • OBSESSED with food
     

    WHO WE ARE