VINE CLIFF WELCOMES NEW WINEMAKER
Rich Frederick has joined Vine Cliff as Winemaker. He comes to us from his position as Winemaker at Revana Winery, where he worked with Consulting Winemaker Thomas Brown. He has also worked with another great winemaking legend, Heidi Barrett. He brings his years of winemaking experience to Vine Cliff just in time to prepare with the team for the 2019 Harvest of the Oakville Estate and Los Carneros Chardonnay vineyards.
Rich grew up in Lakin, a very small town in the southwestern corner of Kansas. After graduating from Kansas State University, he moved to California in 2001. That summer he worked a Harvest at Kent Rasmussen Winery and was immediately bitten by the wine bug. After that harvest , he moved to San Francisco and worked for some high end restaurants and wine bars to learn more about the wine world in general. It wasn’t long before he found himself back working in wineries.