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Our Winemaker

Erik Ayala

Erik's journey in the world of winemaking began in the vineyards of Napa Valley, where he grew up surrounded by the beauty of wine country. With a deep-rooted passion for the art and science of winemaking, Erik has honed his craft with a career spanning nearly 15 years.
Erik's expertise was cultivated during nine fruitful years at Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he became intimately acquainted with every aspect of viticulture and winemaking. He meticulously tended to the health of the vines, oversaw the delicate process of fermentation, and artfully blended wines to perfection.
Prior to his time at Pride, Erik spent five years immersed in cellar and production work at the renowned Far Niente winery. This early experience laid the foundation for his comprehensive understanding of the winemaking process, from the moment the grapes are harvested to bottling.
Erik's commitment to excellence shines through in his dedication to crafting wines of exceptional quality and character. His hands-on approach and attention to detail ensure that each bottle tells a unique and captivating story of the terroir and the artistry behind it.
As our esteemed winemaker, Erik continues to push the boundaries of winemaking, blending tradition with innovation to create wines that captivate the senses and delight the palate. With a lifetime of Napa Valley experiences shaping his craft, Erik's passion for winemaking is evident in every bottle he produces.
Join us on a journey through 1467 Cellars and experience the essence of Napa Valley in every sip.

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