John is focused on making premium quality wines that express the
qualities of the vineyard. He believes in using traditional winemaking
methods and lots of hands-on attention to the process, starting with a
focus on the vineyard.
John began making wine in 2006 and quickly became involved with
the local vineyard and wine making community. He enjoys helping
newcomers get started with their vineyards and developing their
winemaking skills. John is a former president of the Ramona Valley Vineyard
Association and as a designated representative of the local wine
industry, He spends significant time promoting local wines to the public
and encouraging improved wine quality among his colleagues.
John, originally from Ohio, has lived in Ramona since 1991. He is a
Senior Vice President of Product Management and Development at Avadyne
Health in San Diego. He was also the president of the Intermountain Volunteer
Fire and Rescue board of directors for 8 years and remains active in the