Winemaker, Mt. Brave
A Chicago native, I earned a BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I gained experience as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros Winery, a vineyard intern at Domaine Chandon California, and a research intern at Tenute Antinori, Santa Cristina Estate, in Montefiridolfi, Italy. In 1998 I received an MS in horticulture from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis.
I joined the winemaking team at the Cardinale Estate in 1998 and was quickly promoted through the ranks as Winemaker in 2001. In 2007 we conceived of Mt. Brave and I assumed the reigns as Winemaker.
Country born: United States
Education: BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
I believe in paying the utmost attention to the vineyards and practicing minimal intervention in winery.