I love to help people craft wines of significance. It is vitally important that wines express a style and vision that coincides with the mission and vision of the proprietor(s). I believe that winegrowing must be done in a hands-on and immersive environment at the intersection of philosophy, business, chemistry, microbiology and craft. Depending on the goal of the winery, cutting-edge technology may be required in order to achieve the desired outcome.
In other ways, the vision may require taking a step back to using ancient time honored techniques to craft wines that express vibrancy and terroir.
With 3 decades of wine experience, with over a decade at the helm of the Institute for Enology and Viticulture, I have a skill set for producing an impressive breadth of wine styles. What is most important to me is using these skills to help my clients create wines of meaning.