Winemaker, William Harrison Vineyards & Winery
Scott Rittenhouse was drawn to a career in winemaking by a mix of science, tradition, and craftsmanship. While earning his degree in Bioengineering at Syracuse University, Scott became the head distiller at a small distillery and cider house in upstate New York. After graduation in 2016, he moved to California and eventually to Napa Valley, where he worked as a harvest intern for Chappellet Vineyards & Winery. Over the next five years, Scott worked his way up from Cellar Intern to Enologist. In March 2022, our former winemaker recommended Scott to be his replacement here at William Harrison. In his “spare” time, he is an avid gear head and amateur woodworker, hobbies that serve us well at this rustic old winery! Scott lives in Napa with his wife Allison and their yellow lab Hazel.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: 7 years
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