I was born and raised in St. Helena, Napa Valley and have spent over 40 years making wine from some of the best Napa Valley vineyards. As a teenager, the grandfather of one of my closest friends suggested that I work a harvest at a winery to connect my knowledge of the vineyards with my growing love for wine and food. After that first harvest, I was hooked.
My love and knowledge of winemaking in the Napa Valley have helped in sourcing grapes of the highest quality to best express the vineyards here. Making Oberon wines allows me to embrace that joy of Napa Valley winemaking and, with the Michael Mondavi Family, produce wines that reflect the heart and soul of who we are and Napa's premier and emerging appellations. Being a winemaker is not something I do every day; being a winemaker is who I am every day.