Winemaker, Provenance Vineyards
Before starting at Provenance, Chris traveled the world to work harvests in many areas including Germany and Austrailia and returned to school to earn his Masters degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2002.
Country born: United States
Education: UC Davis Master's Degree 2002
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
Winemaking is about expressing the character of the place. Each vineyard has it own distinct personality. During the winemaking process we try to highlight and polish the best attributes while smoothing out any rough edges. Whether we blend fruit from different vineyards or emphasize a single vineyard block, our goal is to get all the grapes to play nice with each other. When we're successful the final wine is a harmonious expression of origin--whether that origin is a single vineyard, multiple vineyards, and appellation or a subappellation.