New Developments and New Faces at Halter Ranch

Bill is on the far right

Many of you have probably now heard that our winemaker of the past 5 years at Halter Ranch, Bill Sheffer will be embarking on new and fascinating adventures after the 2011 harvest.  The latest word is that he will spend some time honing his skill in charcuterie!  Judging from the pâté he contributed to our last staff gathering, his raw talent in this arena may be comparable to his amazing skill in making wine.  The combination is fomidable, and will exponentially increase being so as Bill continues perfecting his meat oriented skills.  We will gravely miss hogging all his talent!


So! For 2011 Bill will be working alongside our new winemaker Kevin Sass, who previously headed up the Rhone program at Justin winery. It will be an impressive year for us, breaking in the new winery facility with 2 excellent, talented, and charming artisans of the trade!

The following links to a pdf: Press Release for Kevin Sass

Seth is on the right

Additionally we have a new Tasting Room Manager, also transplanted from Justin!  A native of Cambria, Seth Engel has worked in the wine industry for 8 years.  He studied and tested through first level Sommelier and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Seth will greatly enhance the tasting room team with his vast knowledge, enthusiasm, and deep connection to the local wine scene!

We are all ecstatic to embark on harvest 2011 with such a strong team!

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