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Napa Valley, California – January 8, 2018 – Kelly Woods marks her five-year anniversary as winemaker of Burgess Cellars this month.  When she drove up the Howell Mountain hillside in January of 2013, she became just the second winemaker in the history of this 45-year old property and ushered in a renaissance in winemaking. Woods calls her career a happy accident.  Not wine but veterinarian studies led this Central Coast native to enroll in the University of California at Davis.  When her childhood ambitions faded, she found herself in an institution with the premiere program for Viticulture and Enology.  A career was born.  Woods graduatedRead More →

PASO ROBLES and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (November 14, 2016) – Envisioning a one-of-a-kind winery experience, Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room, a premier property on California’s Central Coast, is excited to bring on veteran winemaker, J. Chris Stanton, to head up operations in Paso Robles. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Stanton has a fruitful history of releasing highly rated and reviewed wines throughout the Central Valley and Coast. His eye for simplicity in his use of the land and the grapes pairs well with Bianchi’s goal of creating timeless classics under its label, while continuing expansion into the super and ultra-premium markets.Read More →