Shaina Harding Is a graduate of the UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Program who has been living and making wine in the Napa Valley since 2008. She has had the great fortune of being able to work with many of Napa's most creative and influential winemakers and has developed her own style while poking their brains and squeezing their grapes. She loves being among the vines and working in the vineyards, but her heart lies in the cellar gently guiding her wines from juice and must to bottled joy. Her nurturing style of winemaking ignores nothing yet allows the wine to flourish and become their best selves throughout the fermentation and aging process. She believes in being ever present and guiding her wines in the right direction, but never forcing them to be something they are not intended to be.
Country born: United States
Education: Graduate of the UC Davis Enology & Viticulture Program
However; my real education has come from so many of my favorite Napa Valley Winemakers. Thank you to Jeff Ames, Kirk Venge, Aaron Pott, Mike Chelini, Doug Boeschen, Tom Garrett, Mike Hirby, Julian Fayard, Enrico Bertoz and so many more amazingly talented winemakers for letting me help you squeeze your grapes and gather your knowledge over the years. I love you guys!
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I'm a wine nurturer. I believe in letting each barrel become the best version of itself, but being ever present to make sure it happens. I believe if I give patience and love to my wines, it will show in the glass.