Rebecca had an early entry into the wine industry, completing her first harvest at the age of 20 in Napa Valley. The thrill of this first harvest experience coaxed her to pursue a career in winemaking. She completed her B.S. in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, then spent several years working harvest stints in France, Australia, and California, before settling in Napa Valley. She has trained under some of the most well-regarded winemakers in the industry including: Jean-Nicolas Méo, Helen Turley, Celia Welch and Francoise Peschon. Before arriving at Brandlin Estate, Rebecca spent 10 years making highly acclaimed Estate Cabernet Sauvignon for Kelly Fleming Wines in Calistoga.
Country born: U.S.A.
Education: B.S. UC Davis Viticulture & Enology, one year of exchange study at The University of Adelaide, Australia; Internships with: Williams Selyem, Marcassin, Schramsberg and Domaine Méo-Camuzet; Mentor: Francoise Peschon
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Honors / Awards:
Fellowship from the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (to work in Burgundy); Named “Emerging Winemaker of the Year” in 2019, by Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com
My winemaking goal is to showcase the truest expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from our historic Mt. Veeder Estate vineyard, and always strive for depth and complexity in the wines.