"To me, the best time to create those kind of wines starts during the growing season, so many of my ‘winemaking’ decisions occur outside the winery and long before harvest."
“By paying attention in the vineyard—to the clusters, the canopies, the trellising, and the interplay of sun, fog and rain—throughout the growing season, we can coax the grapes’ acid and sugar levels to perfect balance come harvest. And because of that, our wine’s flavors are naturally complex, alive and a reflection of where they were grown—all without manipulating them in the cellar.”
Anne’s appreciation of agriculture is no surprise, given that she grew up on a farm. It was also her father who instilled a love of wine in her--in fact, he was the one that encouraged her to reconsider a career in dentistry for one that allowed her to take that love to the next level.
After graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Enology and Viticulture, Anne worked for wineries in Washington, California and Chile before settling in Napa Valley. She worked as assistant to Heidi Barrett at Paradigm, where Heidi’s mentorship proved invaluable to Anne’s growth as a winemaker, helping hone her skills and develop her own winemaking style.
Today, in addition to making wine, Anne manages Blossom Creek Farm, a horse farm in Calistoga. She, her husband, Cameron, and their two children live on the ranch with their horses, chickens, a cat, a dog, and a bee hive. She and Cameron enjoy rock climbing in the Sierras and sailing on the San Francisco Bay during their free time.