Winemaker, Davies Vineyards
Named CEO and President of Schramsberg Vineyards in 2005, I had already spent multiple years as the winemaker and general manager of the winery. I had lived and breathed the winery life since I first walked the vineyards as a toddler, and I started to work full-time at the winery starting in 1996. As a young man, I ventured away from home to broaden my experiences; earning a master’s degree in enology from the University of California, Davis, an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Maine, and honing my skills at Möet et Chandon in Epernay, Petaluma Winery in South Australia, and Mumm Napa Valley. This diverse background has provided me with the knowledge and skills to take the reins of Schramsberg and guide it into the future.
Country born: United States
Education: Master’s degree in Enology from U.C. Davis
Undergraduate Degree from Bowdoin College, Maine
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
My goal is to produce a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon reflective of the unique hillside vineyards located on the Schramsberg property, found at the southern end of the Diamond Mountain District. With the expertise of the winemaking team, I aim to showcase the vibrant, concentrated depth of fruit depth that the low-yielding site provides, while at same time being careful to maintain a supple, polished tannic profile on the palate.