Meet our Winemakers

Gianni Abate

Winemaker, Chalone Winery

While working in the laboratories of several San Joaquin County wineries Gianni was exposed to the details of winemaking and the structure of the wine business.

Dave Frazier

Winemaker, Foley Estates

With over 12 years of experience in the wine industry, Dave Frazier carries on the Firestone tradition of crafting approachable, fruit-driven wines that are consistently high in quality

Patrick Foley

Winemaker, Foley Johnson

William Patrick Foley III passed away Sunday evening, August 12, 2018 from natural causes. Patrick was a generous, fun-loving young man with a winning smile and infectious personality. Internally, Patrick was an intense, hard-working and dedicated Winemaker at Foley Johnson Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley.

Courtney Foley

Winemaker, Chalk Hill

Food and wine have always been a big part of Courtney's life. When she was just 12 years old her dad, Bill Foley, founded Foley Estates and then Lincourt Vineyards, a tribute to both her and her older sister, Lindsay. 

John Clews

Winemaker, Kuleto Estate

With over 25 years of experience in the wine industry, John's belief in being a steward of the land coupled with his painstaking quality standards are a leading force for Kuleto's small portfolio of exceptional wines.

David Drake

Winemaker, Lancaster Estate

With his unique background in the Fine Arts, Lancaster Winemaker David Drake never saw himself working in the wine industry, but rather, happened upon it and has never looked back.

Walter Jorge

Winemaker, Langtry Estate

For Winemaker, Walter Jorge, Langtry Estate has a rich history in producing wines of distinction and character. A curious and studious explorer, the relatively untouched region and its diverse and individualistic terroir make it a stunning place of great potential for Walter.

Lorna Kruetz

Winemaker, Lincourt

In 2003, Lorna received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture Science with a Minor in Agribusiness and Viticulture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

John Martin

Winemaker, Roth Estate

Raised in Oakland, California, John showed an early aptitude for chemistry and biology, but from a very young age his real love was music, with a particularly deep appreciation of jazz.

David Nakaji

Winemaker, Sebastiani

David attended UCSB where he obtained his undergrad degree in Chemistry, and went on to get his PhD in Chemistry from Yale University.

Marc Myers

Winemaker, The Four Graces

Marc was introduced to winemaking at a young age due to his parents making wine as a hobby while he was growing up. His family often enjoyed wine with dinner and wine was a central part of their greater family culture.

Holly Turner

Winemaker, Three Rivers Winery

Born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon, Holly Turner is Northwest to the core. "McMinnville was a great place to grow up. In many ways it was similar to Walla Walla; quiet, slow, relaxed."


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