Stu’s career in the wine business began right after college, with a stint in a small kellerei in the Rheingau (Photos of Stu in lederhosen are in high demand!). Hooked, he moved to Napa Valley, where he has spent over 30 years marketing and managing small wineries. Stu helped launch both Domaine Chandon and Opus One, and he has held positions at Stags Leap Wine Cellars and Swanson Vineyards. He is currently part of the start-up team at Continuum. He lives in St. Helena with his wife Judy and several cats.
Jack is a fifth-generation Californian who grew up in Santa Clara Valley orchards and received a literature degree from Stanford. After stints teaching and editing books, his interest in wine got the better of him and he wound up in graduate school at U.C. Davis. Jack’s first commercial wine won a gold medal at the Orange County Fair, and he was honored as Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. For many years he was winemaker for Silverado Vineyards. He lives in St. Helena with his wife Loraine, a community advocate. Stuart sits on the Enology Committee of the American Vineyard Foundation and chairs the Projects Committee of the Land Trust of Napa County. He is a director of United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay.
Doug was born and raised in Saint Helena, part of the fifth generation of one of the oldest families to continuously farm grapes in Napa Valley. He graduated from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo and managed vineyards for Louis M. Martini Winery before starting his own vineyard management company in 1977. Today he operates not only the family vineyard on Lewelling Lane, but he farms an additional 500 acres of Napa Valley vineyards as well. Doug’s three children, Haley, Neal, and Lynn, together with Haley’s husband Eric Dodd, help him on the ranch. He lives in St. Helena with his wife Linda, an artist.