Stewards of the Land  :  MEET OUR GROWERS

California’s wine-grape growers are the heart and soul of the state’s wine industry. These growers are passionate about perfecting the art of wine-grape growing, and many are continuing a legacy that began generations ago. Get to know the faces behind the vineyards who help make California’s wine best in class.

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Central Coast Growers

John Crossland
Capitalizing on years of premium winegrowing experience in the northern California coast, John settled in the Paso Robles area to operate a vineyard management company, and has become an outspoken advocate for the latest in sustainable growing practices. More on John Crossland (PDF).

Jeff Frey
A farmer since age 19, Jeff has found his passion in growing wine grapes in and around Santa Barbara. He manages a variety of vineyards to stringent standards in order to produce organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines. More on Jeff Frey (PDF).

Steve McIntyre
Steve – who holds a master’s degree in enology, the science of winemaking – likes to do things organically or biodynamically when possible to minimize his impact on the land. His philosophy on caring for the land centers on his belief that “doing the right thing is more important than doing the easy thing.” More on Steve McIntyre (PDF).


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