TARA GOMEZ Scientifically inclined from an early age, Tara Gomez grew up playing with chemistry sets, and enjoyed tagging along on wine-tasting trips with her parents along California’s Central Coast. She earned an enology degree from Cal State Fresno, then interned at Fess Parker Winery and worked for J. Lohr before returning home to the … Continue reading Advisory Board
"I wanted to work with Petite Sirah specifically because it is a personal favorite," says Merisi founder Mandy Donovan. "It really is the closest thing California has to a heritage varietal."
In addition to making an excellent classic Chardonnay, Melody Meckfessel is an accomplished software engineering executive .
Oregon winemaker Leah Jorgensen has long specialized in Cabernet Franc, which she calls "the ultimate Cinderella grape", with consistently remarkable results.
"I think that one skill that I learned in the Marine Corps was to never give up, no matter what. Being a Black woman, first-generation in wine, with a wine brand from an up-and-coming wine region, I’ve experienced more adversaries than most but I don’t give up, I just press in harder knowing the other side of the pain far outweighs the current stage." ~Cheramie Law