Winemaker, Round Pond Estate
John brings a wealth of experience through various
winemaking positions in Napa and Sonoma counties. A
graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he has most
recently been the Winemaker at Vine Cliff Winery. He has
worked with Thomas Rivers Brown and held winemaking roles
at notable wineries including Thomas George Estates, Littorai
Wines in Sonoma and Rivers-Marie and Outpost Wines in
Country born: United States
Education: Mentors include Thomas Rivers Brown at Outpost Wines and Ted Lemon at Littorai Wines.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Terroir is relative to the house style. Varietal, vineyard and vintage character are paramount in wine.