— Work hard from the trenches, show some grit, have dedication, be professional, love what you do and do what must be done.
Our motto at the NVV is "cultivating excellence." What does this phrase mean to you and how do you cultivate excellence at your winery?
Name a Napa Valley vintner who has influenced you and briefly explain why.
What are you doing at your winery to help preserve and enhance Napa Valley for the future? (e.g., sustainable practices, family succession plan, community service, etc.)
What are the most rewarding aspects of your work?
Which wine was your "a-ha!" wine – the one that made you love wine or inspired you to get into the industry?
If you could open a bottle of your wine and share it with any three people (living or not), who would they be?
What advice would you offer someone trying to get into the Napa Valley wine industry?
How many years have you been in the Napa Valley wine industry?
What are the greatest challenges?
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