Started as an Enologist in 1986 at Robert Pecota. Then joined Acacia in 1987 where he became head Winemaker in 1992 and then became general manager/winemaker in 1997. In 2002 started at Kuleto Estate where he still works in conjunction with being winemaker at Merus, both in the Foley Family Wines portfolio.
Country born: United States
Education: Received bachelors degree in Microbiology at Oregon State. Later received masters in enology at University of California, Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
He will employ a slightly more natural approach to making the wine (e.g. more native yeast, less acidulation of the must, some cooler fermentations), and to have the wine reflect more of its nature (variety, site, vintage) rather than being overwhelmed by its nurture (winemaking).