Megan Gunderson Parades
Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes began her career in the Napa Valley in 2001 when she moved from Colorado to California and worked as an intern at Robert Mondavi Winery. While at Mondavi, she discovered a passion for wine and viticulture and went on to become a Laboratory Manager for St. Supery Vineyards in Rutherford, then Dominus Estates in Yountville. At Dominus, she was able to refine her winemaking skills under the mentorship of Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Barrouet, learning to hone her winemaking craft with unique methods. Megan has made several trips to France to study wine-making techniques, the most recent to Burgundy. Megan’s multiple degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics have given her a unique and unmatched perspective into the scientific aspects of winemaking.
Country born: USA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, followed by many years working in the vineyard, laboratory and cellar in multiple wineries.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Honors / Awards:
HALL has earned numerous awards from the industries top critics including five 100 point scores. To date, HALL has earned over 650 scores rated 90points and above from outlets such as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous and more.
Minimalist, yet precise. Belief that wine is made in the vineyard. I want our wines to express a unique sense of place and time.