Winemaker, Havens Winery
I have experienced a broad diversity of winemaking styles: from ultra-premium Napa wines to large scale production in the Central Valley. My goal as a winemaker is to try to master winemaking for every consumer niche, and to deliver great wines at every price point.
Country born: United States
Education: University of California, Davis
B.S., Viticulture and Enology, High Honors, Department Citation
University of Oregon
M.S., Chemistry, Materials Science Institute
B.A., Chemistry, Emphasis in Biochemistry
Foreign Exchange, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Years in the wine industry: 3 years
Honors / Awards:
Graduated top of the class (Department Citation), magna cum laude in the Enology and Viticulture program at UC, Davis.
As a winemaker, my general philosophy is to work with the grapes. With my background, I bring together the art and science of viticulture and enology in an attempt to put the very best wine possible into the glass. I strive to maximize the potential of what the fruit holds.