Winemaker, To Kalon Vineyard Company
Andy Erickson has lived and worked in Napa Valley since 1994 and has strived to develop his winemaking and viticultural skills, and to improve the quality of grapes and wines for a number of vineyards and wineries.
Andy is a true believer in the concept of terroir, and his main focus is is to understand and maximize the unique qualities that allow each vineyard to produce wines that express something special and authentic. He is engaged in every aspect of the process, from grape growing to bottling, and works to keep things in focus.
Andy has a Master's degree in Enology from University of California in Davis, as well as a BS in Political Science from Tufts University. He has worked with wineries in California, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.
Country born: USA
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years