The Columbia Alumni Wine Industry Network's (CAA-WIN) Virtual Wine Cellar

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Central Coast, CA

Greg Ahn is president and CEO of Folktale Wine Group. Brands include NV Folktale Sparkling Brut, 2015 Le Mistral Grenache, and Le Mistral Viogner 2016. 

Julie Rothberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of 13th and Third Wines. Brands include 2015 NMR, 2016 Lily, and 2016 Rosé. 

Inland Valleys, CA

Philip James is the former founder of First Leaf Wine Club and the current founder & CEO of Penrose Hill WinesBrands include Bodewell Wines. 

Lompoc, CA

Kate Griffith is the Proprietor of Flying Goat Cellars. Brands include Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Blanc de Blancs, and Brut Cuvée.

Michael Fogelman is the Winemaker & Owner of Sweetzer Cellars. Brands include 2014 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay, 2014 Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 2014 Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay. 


Napa, CA

Aimee Chang is the Proprietor of Nine Suns Wine.  Brands include 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard , 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No.2, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill-Knockmore, and 2012 Proprietary Red.

Jason Chang is the Owner of Nine Suns Wine.  Brands include 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard , 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No.2, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill-Knockmore, and the 2012 Proprietary Red.


Kathryn Hall is the Owner and Vintner of HALL Wines.  Brands include 2016 Hall Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Hall Napa Valley Merlot, and 2016 Hall Katherine Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.


Austin Hills is the Chairman of the Board of Grgich Hills Estate.  Brands include Chardonnay, Fumé Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Owner Julie Johson makes the wines Ingrid & Julia Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rutherford Perspective Zinfandel. Find out more about Tres Sabores Vineyard.


Tres Sabores wine bottle

Dan Petroski is the Winemaker of Massican Vineyards and Larkmead Vineyards.  Brands of Massican Vineyard include: Massican Annia, Massican Gemina, Massican Hyde, and Massican Sauvignon Blanc. Brands of Larkmead Vineyards include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Firebelle, and Solari.

Mary Rocca is the Contact of Rocca Family Vineyards.  Wines include 2016 Chardonnay, 2015 Collinetta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Vespera, and 2014 Merlot.

Eric Titus is the Owner of Titus Vineyards.  Brands include 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Zinfandel, 2016 Cabernet Franc, and 2015 Merlot.

Drs. William “Rusty” and Rebekeh Shappley are co-owners of Cornerstone Cellars.  Wines include 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, 2017 Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 Sonoma Corallina Rose.


Christina is Director of Sales and Marketing at Turley Wine Cellars. A Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and passing the WSET Advanced program with Honors, she has since been named to both Forbes' "30 Under 30" and Wine Enthusiast's "40 Under 40."

Turley Wine Cellars makes 50 different wines from over 50 vineyards across California, primarily Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, with many vines dating back to the late 1800s. By farming organically and focusing on old vine vineyards of these varieties, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.

Darms Lane is a family owned and operated boutique vineyard in Napa Valley.   We are committed to delivering quality wines from our family to yours.   Our estate grown wines hail from our vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.  We also make a wine that is sourced fruit from the Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.

Rutherford, CA

Valeria Huneeus is the Vineyard Master and Proprietor of Quintessa Winery.  Brands include 2016 Quintessa and 2017 Illumination.

W. Swanson is the Owner of Swanson Vineyards.  Brands include 2015 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Merlot Magnum, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Rosato, 2016 Salon Chardonnay, and 2018 Pinot Grigio.   

Sonoma, CA

Brent Bessire found his love for wine as a student at Columbia, and is now the Co-owner of Fogline Vineyards. Brands include Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, and 2014 Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley - Grist Vineyard.



Professional diver Yoav Gilat is the CEO and Founder of Share A Splash Wine Co. Brands include Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Angels & Cowboys Rosé, and Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2015. 




Cannonball bottle label

Andy Robinson is the Associate Winemaker of Seghesio Family Vineyards.  Brands include 2016 Bevill Zinfandel, 2010 Aglianico, 2018 Arneis, and 2018 Vermentino.

California At Large

Alexis Beechen is the Co-founder and CEO of The Drop Wine. Brands include Cali Rosé, Cali White, and Cali Red. 

The Drop

New York

Raphael Lyon is a mead maker and co-owner of Enlightenment Wines. Brands include Night Eyes Apple, Cherry Sumac Brut 2017, Nought Spontaneous Fermented Wildflower-HoneyDry Mead 2017, and St. Crimson Dry Black Currant Mead 2017. 

Modern Tradition best describes RGNY; it demonstrates our regard for both old world quality and the many advantages of new world innovation – a contradiction that we embrace and in doing so, create harmony.
RGNY is a bucolic 200 acre farm on the North Fork of Long Island. We are aware of the consequences of our actions on the farm, in the workplace, in the community, and the wider world around us. Therefore, being sustainable means, we manage our vineyard using the best practices to reduce our impact.


Bruce Schneider is the Co-Founder of The Gotham Project, the pioneer of locally filled reusable stainless steel kegs of high quality, soulful wines.  Gotham Project is the only vertically integrated wine-on-tap company in the United States. 

Arie Hochberg owns Isreali Wine Direct where he imports and distributes wine produced by small, family operated wineries all around Israel.   They carry wines from Jewish and Christian wineries, producing Kosher approved and some Not Kosher type wines.  In addition, they sell direct to consumer from their website.   

Marvina S. Robinson is the Founder & CEO of B. Stuyvesant Champagne. The brand consists of eight cuvees in various sizes.

B. Stuyvesant Champagne is a boutique wine company specializing in champagne. B. Stuyvesant is headquartered at The Brooklyn Navy Yard with an extensive tasting room, full production of that brand takes place in the Champagne region of France.

Michael Preis has been in the wine importing industry for more than two decades in a variety of Marketing, Portfolio and Sales roles working for Taub Family Companies, one of the largest importers of wines and spirits in the US.   He is currently the Senior Vice President of Sales overseeing a team that sells over 2 million cases of wine and spirits to the largest grocery retailers and E-commerce websites, and is also helping to develop Taub Family Company’s DTC route to market.

Newberg, OR

Doug Tunnell is the Owner of Brickhouse Wines.  Brands include Cascadia Chardonnay, Gamay Noir Biodynamic, and "Evelyn’s" Pinot Noir.

Willamette Valley, OR

Mark Tarlov is the former founder of Evening Land Vineyard and current co-owner of Chapter 24 Vineyards. Chapter 24 produces 5 distinct cuvees for separate 3 brands. Maison L’Envoyé's Two Messengers and Attaché, Chapter 24’s Fire and Flood and the highest rated Pinot Noir in America for 2014, The Last Chapter.  Mark is also co-owner of Alit, a wine collective and his latest project, Rose and Arrow Estate, which turns out small lot productions of outstanding Pinot Noir.


Erwan Faiveley is the Président Directeur Général of Domaine Faiveley.  Brands include Beaune 1er Cru "Clos de L'Ecu" Monopole, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Porêts Saint-Georges", Ladoix Blanc 2017, and Echezeaux "En Orveaux" Grand Cru.

Nicolas Joly is the Owner of La Roche aux Moines.  Brands include Château Laffitte Carcasset Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois and "Clos de la Bergerie". 

Xavier Rolet is the Proprietor of Chêne Bleu. Brands include Chêne Bleu Aliot, Chêne Bleu Viognier, and Chêne Bleu Le Rose.

Saskia Rothschild is the Chairman of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).  Brands include Los Vascos Chardonnay, Le Dix de los Vascos, Los Vascos Grande Reserve, Los Vascos Carmenere Grande Reserve.

Mark Tarlov is the former founder of Evening Land Vineyard, and current co-owner of Chapter 24 Vineyards. Brands include Grand Cru Champagne, NV. 

Marvina S. Robinson is the Founder & CEO of B. Stuyvesant Champagne. The brand consists of eight cuvees in various sizes.

B. Stuyvesant Champagne is a boutique wine company specializing in champagne. B. Stuyvesant is headquartered at The Brooklyn Navy Yard with an extensive tasting room, full production of that brand takes place in the Champagne region of France.

Geoffroy Charles is co-owner of Chateau Edmus. Brands include Chateau Edmus Saint-Emilion Grand-Cru and Phi (100% Cabernet Franc).

Lawrence Slaughter is proprietor of Chateau de Mille, the oldest winery in the Luberon - first cited in the Avignon archives as a domaine viticole in 1238.  This organic certified winery hosts brands of Celestine, Saint Lucide and Les Clefs de Mille.  


Cristina Mariani-May is the Co-CEO of Banfi Vintners.  Brands include Fontanelle Chardonnay, Summus, Grappa, and Excelsus Toscana IGT.

David Noto is the Founder of Altaneve Prosecco. Brands include Altaneve Prosecco, Altaneve Rosé, and Altaneve Z.


Ron Prashker is a Board Member and his family are owners of Salcheto Winery of Montepulciano, Tuscany. Salcheto was the first winery in the world to be entirely organic, off-grid self-sustaining and  to calculate the CO2 footprint of a bottle of wine. Wines include: Nobile, Nobile Vicchie Viti del Salco, Salco, Riserva, Rosso, Chianti Biskero, and the Obvius line of “Grapes Only” no sulfites added USDA Organic wines.

Agricola Due Leoni is an agricultural enterprise nestled in the Sabine Hills.  The estate is situated on land cultivated since Roman times and is planted with hundreds of ancient olive trees. The Roman poets Ovid and Horace lauded the region’s oil and wine, and Sabina historically furnished Rome with its bounteous production.  The predominant variety, mostly hand-harvested, is the Carboncella olive, reputed for its piquant bitter taste. Agricola Due Leoni also produces marmalade and, of course, wine.


Beth Moreno is the founder of Az. Agr. Venetian Hills®, a small sustainable family winery in the hills of Asolo, Italy.

Sparkling wines include:

Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut "Vivace con Brio" 2019

Rosé Cuvée Prestige Extra Dry & Brut 2019

Pinot Grigio DOC delle Venezie Brut "L'Estro Armonico" 2019

Bordeaux blend aged in large barrels - Petaròs 2016

As well as Extra-virgin Olive Oil in 250ml bottles

Awards:  Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut and Rosé Cuvée Prestige have won Gold Metal awards in the Japan Wine Challenge, Sakura Women's Wine Awards, and the Asia Wine Trophy.  Our excellent sparkling wines have also won prestigious awards in the IWSC, AWC, Cathay Pacific HKIWS, and Texsom Intern. Wine Awards.

Pietro Svetlich and his family own Giardini Ripadiversilia, a boutique winery located in Versilia, Northern Tuscany.  Cultivating approximately 3 hectares planted with Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the vineyards are terraced and for this reason we carry out all operations manually.  We are non-certified organic and our fundamental aim is to protect nature and biodiversity.

New Zealand

Professional diver Yoav Gilat is the CEO and Founder of Share A Splash Wine Co. Brands include Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016. 


Victor de la Serna is the Owner of Finca Sandoval Wine.  Brands include Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008, Finca Sandoval Signo Bobal 2011, and Finca Sandoval Sigla Manchuela 2011.

Victor Urrutia Ybarra is the CEO of CVNE.  Brands include Cune, Monopole, Imperial, Viña Real, Real de Asúa, and Contino.



The Rivero González family grew up in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, a quiet northern community that loves and knows its land well. With its sunny days, cool nights and hard-working people, there is no better place to produce wine in Mexico. We are a company committed to the land and to the quality of our products, whose raw materials are harvested by hand by the inhabitants of this north-eastern oasis. The result is a product of international character that combines the traditions, wisdom and strength of this magical Mexican town with the most refined winemaking processes.

Los Rivero González crecimos en Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, una tranquila comunidad norteña que quiere y conoce bien su tierra. Con sus días llenos de sol, sus noches frescas y su gente trabajadora, no hay mejor lugar para producir vino en México. Somos una empresa comprometida con la tierra y con la calidad de nuestros productos, cuyas materias primas cosechan a mano los habitantes de este oasis norestense. El resultado es un producto de carácter internacional que combina las tradiciones, sabiduría y fortaleza de este pueblo mágico mexicano con los más refinados procesos de elaboración vitivinícola.




Founded by Ramon Escobar, Chufly imports remarkable wines from undiscovered regions that drive socioeconomic development. Chufly is an online marketplace for family farmers and wineries with limited export opportunities, empowering these craftspeople to sustainably grow their businesses, create jobs, and strengthen their communities.