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Meet our Winemakers

Meet the winemakers of the foley food & wine society.

Holly Turner Three Rivers

Holly Turner

WINEMAKER, THREE RIVERS WINERY

Holly earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Oregon State College and began working in food science and quality assurance. “I started at a processing plant and cannery before…

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tim jones winemaker

Tim Jones

WINEMAKER, THE FOUR GRACES

Tim Jones spent most of his life in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Ashland, OR and grew up in Eureka, CA. Tim first became interested…

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Mark Beaman Winemaker Sebastiani 800

Mark Beaman

WINEMAKER, SEBASTIANI

Mark Beaman is the winemaker at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery and brings a breadth of experience that started with his first wine job in 2000 as a lab technician for…

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Greg Lane1

Greg Lane

WINEMAKER, MT DIFFICULTY

Originally from South Australia, Greg grew up surrounded by wine culture and earned his Bachelor of Oenology from the University of Adelaide. From there, he worked at wineries in Australia,…

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Eric Baugher Winemaker Merus 800

Eric Baugher

HEAD WINEMAKER, MERUS

Merus Winemaker Eric Baugher was born and raised along the coast in Santa Cruz, California. Growing up, local wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains was a staple in his household…

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Stu Marfell Chief Winemaker Marlborough2

Stu Marfell

CHIEF WINEMAKER, MARLBOROUGH

Born in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, winemaker Stu Marfell grew up next door to the Vavasour vineyards, helping at the winery at nine years of age. Chief Winemaker at Vavasour since…

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Lorna Kreutz

Lorna Kreutz

While attending school, Lorna received her first taste of the wine industry through a hospitality position in Edna Valley and was immediately intrigued by the business and ultimately decided to…

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Rebecka Deike winemaker

Rebecka Deike

ASSOCIATE WINEMAKER, FERRARI-CARANO WINERY

At Humboldt State University, Rebecka Deike studied Cellular and Molecular Biology and originally planned to be an optometrist. After graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Rebecka quickly…

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LE David Drake

David Drake

WINEMAKER, LANCASTER ESTATE

David was born in Millbrae, California and soon after moved to Alexandria, Virginia where he was raised. Although he didn’t realize it at the time, wine had an early role…

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Giovanni Verdejo Foley Johnson

Giovani Verdejo

WINEMAKER, FOLEY JOHNSON & KULETO ESTATE

Giovani Verdejo “Gio” was born in Mexico City, Mexico. At a young age he moved with his family to Napa Valley. Living in Napa Valley, Gio became fascinated by wine…

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