Experience

  Dry ice on syrah
I have a lot of respect for the past, and value tradition more than most. Traditions are built on experience, and there is nothing more valuable in winemaking.

2008 / present

Owner/Winemaker, Kale Wines, Napa Valley

Focused on the vast and varied characters of Rhône blends from unique terroirs across California.

2012 / 2016

Director of Winemaking, Pahlmeyer Winery, Napa Valley

Brought all vineyard management in house and moved winery to new custom crush facility.

2005 / 2012

Assistant Winemaker, Associate Winemaker, Winemaker, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stags Leap District

Worked closely with construction team to launch the state of the art winery and caves.

2003 / 2004

Assistant Winemaker, Terra Valentine Winery, Spring Mountain District

Responsibilities in the cellar, winery, lab, vineyard, office, and tasting room.

2002 / 2003

Intern, Colgin Cellars, Napa Valley

First intern at Colgin Cellars' Pritchard Hill Estate.

1997 / 2002

University of California, Davis

B.S. Viticulture and Enology.  Murphy Plant Physiology Lab, Department of Plant Biology.  Research focused on DNA repair in plants.