Julien Fayard gained his knowledge and defined his core winemaking style from working at grand Chateaux in France such as Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Lafitte. He has come to be a Napa Valley veteran after many years of working with some of the most highly acclaimed and sought after wines from the Napa Valley alongside Philippe Melka.
Country born: France
Education: Julien is an entrepreneur with an acute business savvy of the wine industry. He’s is completing his MBA from top ranking Davis University in Entrepreneurship and Business. He brings a dynamic background of quality wine production, business management, winery development and infrastructure.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
“As a winemaker, my job is to bring out the best qualities that the vines have provided. I don’t seek to make a style of wine but more so to make wine that sings of it’s place, it’s history and it’s uniqueness. That’s my goal as a winemaker, to make wines that are pure expressions of their environment and not mask it. Wines with an identity. “