Winemaker, Villa Del Lago
Been involved in all aspects of winemaking- grape growing, production, bottling, and marketing.
Country born: USA
Education: I have been educated at some of the finest universities in the world:
Chateau Montelena, Stonegate Winery, Staglin Family Vineyard, and Del Dotto Estate. My primary influences include Jim Barrett, Jerry Luper, Crush Brothers (Giovanni Crush, Lester Crush, Marvin Crush, PK Crush); through them I have learned to work hard, pay attention, have fun, work hard, have passion and work hard!
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
My goal as a winemaker has always been to bring out the personality of every vineyard I work with, producing the best wine possible with minimal intervention.