Winemaker, Kelly Fleming Wines
I got my start studying winemaking at both UC Davis and The University of Adeliade in Australia. I spent several years apprenticing both internationally (Domaine Meo-Camuzet in France & Yarra Burn Winery in Australia) and at a few highly regarded California properties including Marcassin and Williams Selyem. I explored the sparkling wine world, acting as assistant winemaker at Schramsberg for 3 years prior to joining the Kelly Fleming team in 2011.
Country born: United States
Education: B.S. Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
1 year Education Abroad, Dept of Viticulture & Oenology, University of Adelaide, Australia
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Honors / Awards:
Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Fellowship 2005
I think that the best winemaking starts with boots on the ground in the vineyard and winery, and is able to convey the truest expression of a given site.