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, associate 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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LiSa, Events COORDINATOR

  • Favorite snack is popcorn & chocolate chips

  • Loves her yoga practice & swimming

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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 a 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