MAKING WINE IS A BALANCING ACT.
– Winemaker, Roxy Ward
Winemaker, Roxie Ward
Roxie Ward has the perfect chemistry for our ground-breaking blends.
Initially setting out to pursue a career in the arts, Roxie changed paths after getting her first taste of the wine industry.
Positions at Paraiso Vineyards in Monterey, Martini & Prati in Sonoma County and Mumm Napa Valley led to an eagerness to broaden her winemaking skills and a move to Australia.
Roxie earned her Bachelor of Wine Science while working at several Australian wineries and then, in 2011, returned to California to work as Winemaker and later Senior Director of Winemaking at Terravant Wine Company in Santa Barbara.
Roxie went on to work with Ken Brown Wines and most recently Center of Effort Winery in Edna Valley.
Winemaker, Clay Brock
A Napa Valley native and son of a vineyard manager, Clay Brock was destined for a life in wine and wasted no time building his credentials. After earning a degree in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic State University, Brock went on to become Assistant Winemaker at Byron, followed by lead winemaking and management positions at Edna Valley, Wild Horse Vineyards & Winery, Estancia, and Zaca Mesa. Brock’s invaluable experience and numerous accomplishments were recognized in 2010 when he was named “Winemaker of the Year” by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the Central Coast Vineyard Team.
Brock believes winemaking is an ongoing balancing act and takes pride in bringing out the “magic that takes place in the vineyards.” After 30 years in the wine industry, he says “I still believe I have the coolest job on the planet.”