the hearts behind big table farm
- meet the people who make it all happen -
- the winemaker -
In 1996 Brian worked his first harvest. Having studied fermentation science at Davis, he took to the process of winemaking easily and loved it.
While working in Napa Valley, Brian learned from some of California's most esteemed winemakers and wineries - Turley Wine cellars, Neyers Vineyards, Blankiet Estate and Marcassin, just to name a few. Brian also spent a harvest working in Australia at Trevor Jones Fine Wines.
These varied experiences have contributed to Brian’s ability to optimize each vintage.
- the artist and farmer -
In addition to partnering with Brian to market the wine and manage their 70 acres, Clare is also a painter and wine label designer.
Clare's first passion is her painting, but she finds great joy in working with her team of draft horses.
photo attribution: Jamie Goode
- Direct to Consumer Sales Manager -
Laura joined the big table team in August 2018 - When you call or e-mail us at the farm Laura will help you get wines you will love. Laura came to us from Domaine Serene and we are so happy she has chosen to join our team she brings buoyancy and perspective to our days.
- Cellar Assistant and Farm Hand-
Lilly-Gray - Has worked 3 harvests with us and on her third vintage we had the opportunity to bring her on full time. Lilly Gray has a set of skills that are well beyond her years. She brings competency and care to all the projects on the farm whether it's cooking lunches or care and feeding of barrels and animals.
Clementine and Levi
are also part of our team - if you come out to the farm to taste wine, you are likely to see some dog tricks.