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Director of Winemaking Ross Reedy

Ross Reedy absolutely loves what he does.  “I get to work with inspiring people, my job is dynamic and challenging, and I really love the wines we make,” says Reedy.  He became fascinated with the craft as a teenager while making wine at home with his father from their vineyard in Alexander Valley. By the time he was 18, he had made up his mind to pursue his passion full time. Reedy studied Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, while simultaneously gaining real-world experience at a boutique winery in Paso Robles. After graduation in 2005, he traveled the world- chasing the perfect grape harvest. Stints in cellars, vineyards, and winemaking labs across Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Napa Valley eventually led him back to Sonoma County, where he accepted a permanent position with VML.

I once read that Aquarians are “self imposed loners.”  Not sure if I’m a loner in my life, but for some reason I’ve always identified with it.  We have also been called fiercely independent (so true!) and on our best days, creative, compassionate, and optimistic.  On our worst days though, we can be selfish, distant, and purposefully esoteric (guilty as charged!).  In a perfect world, I’m more the former than the latter, and I seek to live a life of love, imagination, and passion.

– Ross Reedy, Director of Winemaking

When Ross is not immersed in the creative exploration and the technical challenges of making ultra-premium wines, he can be found spending time with his family, playing guitar, and fishing.

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