Barrett Anderson: One of our four winemakers, Barrett mines the vines and mans the barrels at Jackson Family’s Cabernet estates. He has worked with some notable Napa brands, including Freemark Abbey, Cardinale and Lokoya.
Born and raised in Geyserville, Barrett obtained an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a graduate degree in Oenology and Viticulture from Australia’s University of Adelaide, Waite. While “down under,” he worked three harvests before returning to California.
Barrett’s Epiphany Wine: 1993 Leo Buring DW33 Clare Valley Riesling
Brennan Anderson: As Partner and Vice President of Marketing at Folio Fine Wine Partners, Brennan is our business man.
He is a Napa Valley native who entered the wine profession after working at an advertising agency in Santa Barbara and earning his MBA from Wake Forest University. He worked at Paterno Wine International in Chicago for several years, but together with his wife Lisa, returned to his hometown of Napa for sunshine and wine.
Brennan’s Epiphany Wine: 1976 St Clement Cabernet
Jason Heller: Our Master Sommelier Jason Heller is a Partner at Scale Wine Group and leads our sales efforts for Band of Vintners. He has been at the helm for several respected wine programs, including Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and Richard Reddignton’s REDD, and directed sales and marketing for Harlan, Bond and DANA Estates, most recently.
Jason graduated from Hawai’I Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. He now lives in Yountville, Calif. with his wife Sarah.
Jason’s Epiphany Wine: Domaine de la Romanée Conti
Cameron Hobel: Cameron is the founder of Milton Road Trading Company after serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Arcum Wine Trading in Switzerland, where he managed all fine wine sales to U.S. collectors, retailers, importers and restaurants.
He previously held positions with WineBid.com and Christie’s in Beverly Hills after launching his career in wine at Mendocino’s Greenwood Ridge Vineyards. Together with his wife Bahaneh, he became a vintner in his own right with Hobel Wines.
Cameron’s Epiphany Wine: 989 Coche Dury Meursault Perreires 1er Cru
Dan Petroski: Dan is the winemaker for Larkmead Vineyards and his own label, Massican, in addition to serving as one of four winemakers in “the band.”
A Brooklyn native, Dan attended Columbia University followed by a career with Time, Inc. working for Sports Illustrated and Time magazine. He relocated to Napa Valley more than a decade ago by way of Italy, where he learned how to make wine.
Dan currently lives in Yountville with his wife Jessica.
Dan’s Epiphany Wine: Sean Thackrey’s Pleiades
Mark Porembski: Mark is the winemaker for Anomaly Vineyards and is one of Band of Vintner’s four winemakers. He also produces his own wines under the Zeitgeist label. Prior to joining Anomaly, Mark made wine for Behrens & Hitchcock / Erna Schein Winery on Spring Mountain.
Mark is originally from New England and holds a degree in poetry. He and his wife Jennifer Williams, a noted winemaker in her own right, live in Yountville with their three daughters.
Mark’s Epiphany Wine: A lost vintage and producer of Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
Stèphane Vivier: In addition to his own label, Vivier, which he shares with his wife Dana Sexton Vivier, Stéphane is the winemaker for Hyde de Villaine and Long Meadow Ranch’s Anderson Valley wines. He is one of four winemakers with “the band.”
Stéphane grew up in Meloisey, Burgundy. After obtaining degrees in viticulture and enology from Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, he worked in Switzerland, Sonoma and New Zealand. Along the way he discovered the difference between Old World and New World winemaking.
Together with his wife Dana, he lives in Sonoma with their two children.
Stéphane’s Epiphany Wine: 1974 Richebourg