Wine writer + expert Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with Nate Weis, Vice President of Winegrowing, Silver Oak & Twomey.
After earning his degree at University of California, Santa Barbara, Nate went abroad to work the 2003 vintage at two New Zealand wineries, Craggy Range Winery and Sacred Hill Wines. He then returned home to California, where he worked a harvest for Etude Wines, before returning to school to earn a master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology. He then returned to Etude as cellarmaster and following spent two years as assistant winemaker for Patz & Hall Wine Company, another well known Pinot Noir producer. In 2008, Nate was hired by Marchese Piero Antinori as winemaker for Antica Napa Valley, where he made Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir. During this time he also worked as winemaker for Aril Wines in Napa. Nate joined Silver Oak in 2014, training under previous winemaker Daniel Baron, where he crafts exceptional Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon and oversees Twomey’s production of food friendly, site driven Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.
2015 Silver Oak Alexander Valley
2014 Silver Oak Napa Valley
2014 Twomey Merlot, Soda Canyon Ranch, Napa Valley
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