Gabriel Valencia, Vineyard Manager
Given the importance of soil type, composition and minerality to the art of grape growing, the phrase "working from the ground up" takes on added meaning and importance. And that, perhaps, is Gabriel Valencia's greatest strength.
In his 24 years in the wine industry, Gabriel has climbed from Tractor Driver to Foreman to Supervisor to Assistant Manager to his current position as Vineyard Manager. And at each step of his career, he has gained further insight into the intricacies of the mountain and the needs of the vines.