Chris grew up in a large Greek family, His grandfathers made wine, his father sells wine, so naturally he thought that someone in the family should do both. After graduating with a Plant Ecology degree, Chris went on to study Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis. In 1995 he went to work for Pine Ridge Winery in Napa as their enologist, mainly making Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and, of course, Chenin Blanc. Currently Chris is a winemaking consultant for Kathryn Kennedy Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and recently started a new brand called Horse & Plow.
Country born: USA
Education: After graduating with a Plant Ecology degree, Chris went on to study Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Condos is renowned for his expertise in high quality, small batch
wines and his advocacy of Advanced Organics, cutting edge organic winemaking practices. For over fifteen
years, he has skillfully crafted Lateral, bringing out the greatest harmony possible from the traditional varietals.