Winemaker, Kitchak Cellars, Inc.
Started in 2005,with tremendous help from our consultant, Kian Tavakoli, former director of winemaking at Crushpad. Initially made wine at Crushpad and obtained our own winery permit in 2010. Now making approximately 1,200 cases of ultra-premium wines per year. In 2006, we purchased a Napa Valley vineyard. We constructed our winery and produced the first estate-grown and bottled wine at the winery in 2010.
Country born: United States
Education: U.C. Davis Extension Winemaking and Viticulture Certificate
Years in the wine industry: 7 years
Napa Valley grapes are the best in the world and it is our job as winemakers to let the wines reflect our extraordinary terroir and take all of the steps necessary to insure that the wines we produce are indeed the best in the world.