Winemaker, Fisher Vineyards
As Adam recalls, “wine was really the only adult beverage I saw growing up,” which ultimately led to a keen interest while studying at the University of Nevada. After graduating with a degree in BioChemistry, Adam shifted focus to the realm of winemaking, first joining the lab at Franciscan Estate, followed by the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Having gained a practical view of chemistry in wine, Adam went on to develop a love for the art of winemaking over many years working with Bob Cabral at Williams Selyem.
Adam joined Fisher Vineyards in 2010, bringing with him a deep appreciation for the expression of terroir in classically balanced wines. Now working with estate vineyards and a close-nit team, Adam describes having found true winemaking “in capturing the soil, topography, joy and emotional experience as a snapshot of both the vintage and our lives.”
Outside of the winery, Adam and his wife, Natalie, stay quite busy with two children, Grace and Gabriel. In addition to time with spent with family, Adam enjoys gardening, golf and running – and at the end of most days, can be found with a great glass of wine that speaks to the place it was made.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years