Will Gondak has been chasing the dream. Experiences making wine in Napa, Sonoma, Australia, New Zealand, France, and South Africa have broadened his view into what is possible. The wide array of hands-on experience accompanied by the study of agricultural business, winemaking, and viticulture at both Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Napa Valley College has yielded one curious wine nerd.
Will strives to make elegant wines that highlight the unique features of the vineyards involved. According to Will, it's all about the vineyard. "The potential quality of a wine is created in the vineyard. It is the winemaker's task to guide the expression of that quality and to shape the style of wine. There are many winemakers who will attempt to convince you that they are god-like in their craft. Try not to listen to them. It's all about the vineyard." -Will Gondak