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Dave MinerOwner, Founder

Dave Miner, born and raised in Chicago, lived for a number of years in Southern California before staking his claim in Napa Valley. Though he had grown up with an appreciation of good wine, it was a mixed case given to him as a 21st birthday gift that got his collection going, or as he puts it, his “habit formed.” Still, he says it never even crossed his mind to work in the wine industry until his uncle called upon him to help run his new venture. We’re sure glad he said yes! So, after a number of years spent working in the software industry, Dave made the switch and began his odyssey in the wine business in 1993 as President of Oakville Ranch Vineyards.

Our fearless leader, as always, goes big and in 1999, he purchased the winery facility and launched his own label, beginning with the 1996 vintage, to critical acclaim and quickly solidified his position as a serious new vintner in Oakville.