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Friedrich Whilhelm Becker
Becker Family Wine | Schweigen

7th Generation of Winemaker in the Becker Family, responsible for winemaking since the 2005 vintage. Worked at the following Estates before: 1996 Georg Moßbacher - Forst / Pfalz 1997 Klostergut St. Lamprecht – Duttweiler / Pfalz 1998 Heger – Ihringen…

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Owner Cris Cherry
Villa Creek Cellars | Paso Robles

Cris Cherry is a former Vail Valley resident and Vail Mountain School alum. He spent his childhood on the slopes while his parents owned and operated the Minturn Saloon. Food and wine have always been an important part of Cris’s…

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Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Neil Collins
Tablas Creek Vineyard | Paso Robles

Neil was born and raised in Bristol, England. Trained as a chef, he moved into winemaking with stints with John Munch at Adelaida Cellars and Ken Volk at Wild Horse. At Adelaida, Neil met Robert Haas and the Perrins of…

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Richard Grosche Managing Director
Reichstrat Von Buhl | Deidesheimer

Reichsrat von Buhl has been a family-owned winery for more than 150 years, and has belonged to the circle of the most prestigious wineries in Germany for just as long. Since it was founded in 1849, Reichsrat von Buhl has…

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Jacqueline Harris
Kelin Constantia | Constantia

I have had the privilege of working in the Cool climate, Fine Wine/ Boutique wine industry of South Africa for 25 years in various capacities, ranging from tasting room manager to assistant winemaker and more recently Marketing and Sales manager.…

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Molly Lonborg Associate Winemaker
Halter Ranch Vineyard | Paso Robles

Molly joined the Halter Ranch team in June of 2011. Originally hired as Lab Manager and Cellar Assistant, she was quickly promoted to Enologist, then Assistant Winemaker, and in January 2018, Molly was promoted to Associate Winemaker. A graduate of…

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Florent Merlier
Van Duzer Vineyards | Dallas

Florent Merlier proudly heads Van Duzer’s winemaking program, creating elegant, vibrant blends that he feels can only be developed in the unique Van Duzer Corridor micro-climate. To achieve this refinement, he has driven the winemaking focus on small lot presses,…

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Milko Miladinov
Dievole | Siena

Alejandro Bulgheroni Tuscan Wine Estates US Brand Ambassador Milko has started his carrier in the Beverage Industry in the early 1990s, working at various types of restaurants, evolving to a sole proprietor in his Mediterranean restaurant in his hometown of…

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Brian O'Donnell
Belle Pente Winery | Carlton

Brian O’Donnell began his winemaking career in New York City in the 6th grade when he pilfered some Concord grapes from a neighbor's arbor. After the ensuing hangover, he went into retirement for about 20 years until he started making…

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Chef Marcus Stewart
Flame | Vail

While many young children grew up playing with make-believe food, Marcus Stewart was cooking real, organic, soulful food alongside his grandmother in Andrews, South Carolina at a tender age. "Just like the vegetables and herbs grown on my grandparents' organic…

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Matt Trevisan
Linne Calodo | Paso Robles

Matt Trevisan, owner, and winemaker of Linne Calodo crafted his first vintage in 1998. He has garnered accolades and A-level scores for his Rhone influenced and Zinfandel artisan blends. Considering Paso Robles is a wine region in the grips of…

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Mark Vlossak
St Innocent Winery | Salem

St. Innocent Winery was founded in 1988 by Mark Vlossak, our winemaker. We produce small lots of handmade, vineyard-designated wine from some of the best vineyards in the Willamette Valley, including Shea, Freedom Hill, Momtazi and our estate, Zenith Vineyard.…

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