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 changed her focus to winemaking. In 2000, Rebecka broke into the world of winemaking as an intern at Jordan Winery and was shortly hired on as a full-time lab technician, followed by a promotion to Assistant Enologist. After four years, Rebecka joined the Ferrari-Carano team as Enologist in 2004, which led to a promotion as Assistant Winemaker. By 2012, Rebecka had completed the University of California Davis Winemaking Certificate Program and was Ferrari-Carano’s Associate Winemaker overseeing the Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel Wine Programs. In early 2014, Rebecka was promoted to Associate Winemaker overseeing Ferrari-Carano’s Red Wines Programs and the mountain winery production facility.
“I love the seasonal experiences and the connection between seeing the vines developing in the vineyards, the grapes ripening, witnessing the transformation of the grapes into wine, then sharing it with others,” says Rebecka, when asked what she loves about winemaking. “I love that Ferrari-Carano is a family-owned winery, and the owners continually work so hard to ensure its success,” says Rebecka.
Rebecka’s goal as Associate Winemaker is to focus on the details and uphold the exceptional quality that Ferrari-Carano has always been known for.
Rebecka is married to Dennis and they reside in Cloverdale.
Rebecka’s likes: tulip photos on Ferrari-Carano’s Facebook page, baking cakes for coworkers, running, cycling, cooking, gardening and traveling.
Rebecka’s dislikes: never having enough time to do everything she enjoys!