John has a degree in both Enology and Viticulture from UC Davis and Biology from Hampden-Sydney College. He joined the company in 2003 as a partner after working as a winemaker for several of California's major producers for 20 years. John's emphasis is in maintaining relationships with California wineries, ranging from the largest to the smallest. John has focused on all aspects of growth within the business, from long-term custom crush contracts to spot bulk wine and grape sales. His specialty is the sourcing and selling of premium varietal lots from the coastal and interior regions of California.
In his spare time, John enjoys gardening, camping, hiking and chasing his corgi.