Winemaker, Newton Vineyard
My first winemaking job was at Bernardus Winery in Carmel Valley, starting in the cellar and became the assistant winemaker. I then worked at Bridlewood and Sterling Vineyard before coming to Newton Vineyard in May 2008.
Country born: United States
Education: I studied Enology at CSU Fresno.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Honors / Awards:
Consistent 90+ points for Newton Vineyard wines.
I enjoy working with the intense fruit that Newton's Spring Mountain vineyard provides, aiming to interfere as little as possible. This means using the native yeasts and bottling wine unfiltered, which is a more meticulous, laborious approach, but worth it.