Meet the Winemaker
- Educated at UC Davis, Masters Degree in Enology
- Career track – Winemaker for Carmenet, Moon Mountain & Laurel Glen
- Trained with Dave Ramey & Dan Goldfield
- Bugay and Peaceland Vineyards Winemaker for 6 years
- Hobby – Mountain Biking
Located in a section of eastern Sonoma County that is comprised of 500 hillside acres. Home to five wineries and more than 35 vineyards, the new AVA is noted for its Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well as Syrah and Zinfandel. The area is surrounded by Sonoma Valley and Bennett Valley to the south, Knights Valley and Chalk Hill to the north, and the Russian River Valley to the west. The most remarkable feature of the new district is its elevation, up to more than 2,000 feet in some places, as well as a marine influence caused by a gap in the mountains in Santa Rosa.