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Michael Baldacci

Director of Winemaking & Vineyards

Soundtrack: Remember the Titans… you will thank me later.
Indulgence: Vanilla milk shake. Yes, I am the guy who gets a vanilla milkshake…
Fondest Memory: My mom’s birthday celebration
First Job: Sweeping houses at a job site at 13… I am still finding sawdust in my ears.
Last Purchase: 50 Nespresso pods…the intense pack, for harvest
Best Place to Pop a Cork: Side patio with my family


Soundtrack: Squeaky toys
Indulgences: Charging cords, shoes, fingers, important paperwork, tape dispensers…the list goes on!
Fondest Memory: Getting spoiled by my work family
First Job: Posing for the ‘gram
Last Purchase: A new (indestructible) kennel. It seemed like a good idea at the time!
Best Place to Pop a Cork: My backyard among the plants

Kellie Duckhorn

General Manager

Soundtrack: O Brother, Where Art Thou
Indulgence: Dark chocolate
Fondest Memory: Marriage proposal on the Great Wall of China
First Job: St. Helena Little League Concession Stand
Last Purchase: Two for one Dolphin Uglies
Best Place to Pop a Cork: Under the stars

Quinn Kraft

Director of Membership & Private Experiences 

Soundtrack: Fly Me to the Moon ~ Frank Sinatra
Indulgence: Whiskey Neat
Fondest Memory: Camping in Big Bear with my family
First Job: A little diner on the beach
Last Purchase: Always coffee
Best Place to Pop a Cork: At dinner with friends or family

Diana Bender

Director of Marketing

Soundtrack: Phantom of the Opera
Indulgence: Champagne with Ad Hoc fried chicken
Fondest Memory: Visiting Israel with my family as a child
First Job: A shaved ice hut on the beach in Oceanside
Last Purchase: A bottle of Vincent Couche Champagne…are you sensing a theme here?
Best Place to Pop a Cork: At the beach at sunset…some cliché’s exist for a reason!

John Lombardo

Events & Large Groups Manager

Soundtrack: Grateful Dead, Dick’s Picks #33. John Coltrane, Africa Brass. Beethoven, Symphony #9.
Indulgence: Too many guitars, which I play poorly
Fondest Memory: Dad’s 90th birthday
First Job: Gino’s/Kentucky Fried Chicken
Last Purchase: Hendrix & Doors T-shirts for my kids
Best Place to Pop a Cork: Pocasset, MA