Winemaker, Marciano Estate
I grew up working in vineyards and cellars at Dominus Estate. Then went to work in France where he worked at esteemed domains such as Etablissements J.P. Moueix in Pomerol (Chateau Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna), Chateau Haut Brion in Pessac-Leognan and Domaine de la Romanee Conti in Vosne-Romanee. Upon my return to the Napa Valley I worked with Andy Erickson and Austin Peterson at Ovid Vineyards. I then continued working for Andy Ericsson for 8 years as his assistant at Dalla Valle Vineyards, Screaming Eagle, Arietta, Dancing Hares and Marciano Estate.
Country born: France
Education: U.C. Davis, Viticulture and Enology & University of Bordeaux, Masters in Winemaking
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Minimal intervention and focus mostly on the vineyard all while being very detailed oriented.