Winemaker, Bello Family Vineyards
Wallace is a 1999 graduate of Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutritional Science, Enology Option. Today, a 15-year Napa resident, he comes to Bello from tenures as winemaker at Hunnicutt Wine Company and cult-favorite Bryant Family Vineyards in St. Helena, as well as positions at other well-regarded Napa Valley wineries including Laird Family Estate, Nickel and Nickel Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate, and Groth Vineyards as well as Craggy Range Winery in New Zealand.
Country born: United States
Education: Graduated from Califirnia State University at Fresno
Internship in Hawks Bay, New Zealand
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Ross believes that the best wines start with premium fruit and spends equal time in the vineyard and in the cellar where his uses minimal intervention to guide the wine through bottling.