Let me introduce you to our friend and wine consultant Will Bucklin. Will and I first met while working side-by-side at King Estate Winery, Oregon’s largest and renowned national producer of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Will led the winemaking efforts and I led the operations as General Manager, and during this time our friendship developed.
With over 20 years in winemaking experience, Will joined me in my winemaking efforts at Sean Minor Wines as Consulting Winemaker. He is generous with his time as he also runs his own family winery. Together, we collaborate on the selection and blending of all the wines.
My winemaking philosophy is to offer wines that exude quality and truly represent the appellation, from which they’re produced, yet are affordable for everyday enjoyment. Will’s experience and expertise complements our philosophy perfectly.
Will is a graduate of UC Davis' prestigious enology program and started his career with an internship at the historic and world-renowned Chateau Lafitte Rothschild. A stint with Thomas Hardy in Australia, and Navarro Vineyards in Mendocino, preceded his move to Oregon and King Estate. In 2000, Will moved to his family vineyard in Sonoma Valley where he launched his family's winery.
We feel fortunate to have such a gifted winemaker and friend assisting our family operation.