Crafting a Sustainable Legacy: Spotlight on Virginia Usher of Mendocino Wine Company

Recently appointed Director of Winemaking at Mendocino Wine Company, Virginia Usher is the backbone that supports the winery in making sustainable, organic wines that are true to the roots of the county’s legacy. She oversees all aspects of production and winemaking for the company’s portfolio of seven in-house brands and custom crush operations. A self-proclaimed […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Meghan Rech of Castle Rock Winery

Meghan Rech of Castle Rock Winery shares her experiences in the wine industry and collaborating with Tastry.

Meghan Rech grew up in Sonoma County and graduated from the UC Davis Enology and Viticulture program, but, surprisingly, her path to winemaking wasn’t traditional. Despite growing up in wine country, she had no interest in the wine industry. Initially, Meghan studied Biological Sciences, with the goal of becoming a Pediatrician. Toward the end of […]

Building Wine Brands People Love: Spotlight on Andrew Nelson, President of WarRoom Cellars

Known for its fun and engaging labels and displays, WarRoom Cellars focuses on delighting customers through creating inspirational moments around each of their wines. “Evoking emotion is key for a brand,” says Andrew Nelson, WarRoom Cellars’ president. Andrew harnessed his entrepreneurial spirit in the alcohol and beverage industry from a young age. He went from […]

Winemaker Spotlight: James Hall of Patz & Hall

James Hall’s approach to winemaking has always primarily been focused on one thing: the vineyards he sources from. By sourcing from only small, cream-of-the-crop vineyards that produce high-quality fruit and then manipulating that fruit as little as possible from harvest to bottle, James’ winemaking strategy has remained tried and true. James Hall originally met Donald […]