While studying Agriculture at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, I was immersed in Central Coast wine culture. I started taking wine classes at Cal Poly just because I thought wine was different and interesting. After my first harvest in Edna Valley, I was hooked. Breathtaking vineyards, beautiful wines and people inside and out. I've made wine in various appellations throughout California ever since.
San Mateo, CA
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Co-founder and Winemaker at Best Coast Wines
What you love most about your job?
Story telling. I love talking to people who share my excitement with life. Nothing beats a smiling face behind a big glass of wine.
Favorite place to eat/drink/play?
Eat: Nopa in San Francisco: Consistently blown away by the food and the staff. A++
Drink: The Wine Room in Palo Alto: How a wine bar should be. Sports in the front, fireplace and couches in the back. 30 wines BTG. Friendliest wine bar you'll ever go to.
Play: Put me in the ocean or in the redwood forest and I’ll be just fine.
If I were throwing a dinner party and could invite anyone...
Wayne Gretzky. I'm a huge hockey fan and I hear "the Great One" is making wine these days up north.