Uproot is a new Napa Valley and Santa Ynez Valley wine brand that was started in 2011. We have developed the grape sourcing program from the two viticultural areas as well as all winemaking direction at two Napa Valley wineries. The brand is focused on the use of social media to promote the wines and sales.
New vineyard and custom crush winery in Arizona. Working with Backen Gillam, Summit Engineering, Circle West, and Crop care to create a new production facility in Willcox, AZ.
Working with vineyard, winemaker and Business Committee of the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash Indians to create a new wine brand and to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a new winery
Working a to create a wine business and winery for a family in Sonoma seeking to build a legacy for their next generation. Winemaker.
Small Cabernet Sauvignon winery in Napa Valley. Pro forma, design, Use Permit process management and winemaking. 2006 and 2007 vintages rated 90-93 by Robert Parker.
Designed and developed a new 15-acre super premium vineyard in Yolo County. Vineyard development, varietal and clonal selection, project oversight. In the process of developing the winery design. Consulting winemaker operations and overall project management
Managing Director and winemaker for this 22-acre estate vineyard operation. Projects involve use-permit process direction, vineyard operations, and guidance for remote owners. Architectural design and coordination for Use Permit for a 6,000 case winery with caves. PILLAR ROCK VINEYARD produces an ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Several vintages of approximately 650 cases each have been released.
Winemaking, brand development, for new wine brand in Rutherford. Consulting winemaker during launch of successful small super premium brand.
Guided new owner to a dream home and winery operation in Napa Valley. Reorganized existing operations, hired new staff and changed viticultural practices and developed new operations team.
Guidance for the Piña brothers of Piña Vineyard Management. This project is a re-launch of their brand and winery using grapes from their Howell Mountain vineyard. Winemaker for well received initial release Cabernet Sauvignon. 2000 & 2001 vintages rated 90 by Wine Spectator, 2001 vintage rated 94 by Wine Enthusiast.
Creation of new Estate Grown wine operation for ten-acre vineyard of superior Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Designed the Estate Wine operation to suit the owner’s life style and pleasure within the premium wine business. Hired winemaker and selected custom crush winery for operations. Architectural design and coordination for Use Permit for a 6,000 case winery with caves.
Worked with owners and Taylor Lombardo architects to develop concept for a 50,000-gallon winery on Zinfandel Lane in St Helena. Helped owner’s develop grape production and winemaking plan for start up effort.