Winemaker, Volker Eisele Family Estate
I've held the very hands-on positions of Associate WM at Moone-Tsai Wines under Philippe Melka, and Assistant WM at Paradigm under Heidi Barrett. I've worked in Marlborough, New Zealand, as well as at Paraduxx, Relic Wine Cellars, Talisman, Carneros Creek, and Sebastiani Vineyards.
Country born: United States
Education: BS Biology from the University of San Diego. Internships: Fayard Wines, Relic Wine Cellars, Paraduxx, Whitehaven (NZ), Bouchaine, Talisman, Carneros Creek. Mentors: Heidi Barrett, Scott Rich, Mike Hirby, Julien Fayard, Philippe Melka
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
To use a light hand in crafting varietally-correct wines that make the taster think about where they were grown, and not who made them.