Winemaking Team

  • John Falcone, General Manager & Director of Winemaking

    John Falcone, General Manager & Director of Winemaking

    John Falcone began making wine in Santa Barbara County over a decade ago, following a 13-year winemaking stint in Napa Valley. Having garnered consistent critical acclaim for his wines over the years, John remains focused on “making wine in the vineyard,” and spends most of his time away from the cellar in the vineyards, where, he says, “the core of winemaking actually takes place.” John oversees all operations at the winery and provides crucial direction to the winemaking team. He resides in the Santa Ynez Valley with wife, Helen, and daughter, Mia.

  • Jeff LeBard, Winemaker

    Jeff LeBard, Winemaker

    Born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara County, Jeff LeBard brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to his role as Winemaker. For his relative young years, Jeff has amassed 17 years’ worth of experience both in the Napa Valley and on the Central Coast. He is confident and comfortable working within diverse varietal templates, including Burgundy-, Rhone-, and Bordeaux-inspired wines. He lives in the Santa Ynez Valley with his wife, Tracy, daughter, Ashleigh, and dog, Silas.