Full Name
Craig Winn II
Job Title
Chief Production Officer
Dancehall, Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Speaker Bio
- Research Viticulturist professional in association with the USDA Fruit Breeding and Genetics program to establish proper growing techniques of new table and raisin grapes.
- Viticulturist Professional managing the physiological and cultural needs of multiple varieties of wine grapes covering Sonoma, Napa and Central Coast appellations to produce high quality fruit and flavor profiles.
- Assistant Vineyard Manager and Viticulturist for Jim Beam Wines (formerly Allied Domecq) responsible for partnering and developing agrochemical programs with 3 separate Vineyard Managers, 9 properties, to meet quality and quantity expectations.
- Vineyard Development Manager for J. Lohr Vineyard and Winery. Planned, developed and executed new vineyard development acreage along with future growing plans for the clonal selections.
- Director of Vineyard Operations for Coastal Vineyard Services. Responsible for managing all aspects of the Southern California business including budgeting, client retention/development and staff management.
- Over 20 years in the agriculture business exceeding quality standards as outlined by Winemaking teams.
- Cutting edge thinking in working with vineyard varietals and plant physiology to produce a better grape from a highly functioning vine.
Craig Winn II