MEET OUR PEOPLE
Christopher Cellars / Owner & Winemaker
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN MAKING WINE?
I have been making wine for 10 years.
WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MEMORY OF WINE AND HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU WANTED TO BE OR END UP AS A MEMBER OF THE INDUSTRY?
My earliest memory of wine was from my childhood, when I would sneak a sip of my mom’s Chardonnay from her glass. Then, when I turned 18, I started working in the cellar at Woodbridge Winery, and was enchanted by the process of watching grapes ferment into wine. It was then that I was truly hooked.
HOW HAS THE LODI WINE REGION CHANGED OVER THE YEARS OR SINCE YOU’VE BEEN HERE?
The Lodi wine region has come a long way since I’ve been here. When I was growing up, all I ever heard about was big, jammy Lodi Zinfandel. But now, there are an abundance of winemakers producing varieties and styles that truly showcase the best of Lodi by producing world class wines.
WHAT IS THE LAST BOOK YOU HAVE READ?
No-Drama Discipline. I have three children under six and I am always trying to learn something new about parenting.
FORD, CHEVY, or DODGE?