Winemaker, The Vineyardist
Mark Herold, Ph.D. has incredible wealth of experience and an in-depth, scientific knowledge of the wine business. A renaissance artisan with a healthy dose of accomplished scientist, Mark’s background is storied in successfully developing new, highly esteemed wine estates, as well as reinvigorating established wineries. From winery design to cutting-edge vinification techniques, Mark’s proven sophistication and skill as an artisan winemaker has earned him the highest accolades from Robert Parker, Jr. – “...producing thrilling Cabernet Sauvignon, largely because of the extraordinary enthusiasm and uncompromising ferocity...”.
Mark began making wine at home in 1993 and produced Merus, his own highly regarded wine label. His deep understanding of science, viticulture and business create an undeniable breadth of capabilities. This sphere of knowledge extends to establishing new wineries, working with established, premium wineries to freshen their wines and image, and cultivating the small, unpolished gems.
Country born: United States
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years