Winemaker, Barnett Vineyards
I have been the head Winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for over thirteen years.
Prior to Barnett, I worked at Ridge Vineyards as assistant winemaker. During my five years atop Montebello, I garnered immense amounts of knowledge in every facet of premium wine production.
In the 1990s I worked in the Barossa Valley in Australia among old-vine Shiraz for J&J Hahn, as well as in the vineyards for Rockford's and St. Hallet's. I then traveled to Provence and worked as an assistant to the winemaker in one of Provence's top wineries, Domaine Richeaume.
Country born: Canada
Education: Honors Bachelors Degree in Enology and Viticulture, first class standing.
Diploma with The Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Honors / Awards:
Published with the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Quite simply letting the vineyard express its sense of place, allowing a vineyard/varietal to show where it is from.