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

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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

Hudson Valley, NY

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. 

New York, NY

Gil Bauer is the Wine Ambassador & Tour Guide for City Wine Tours.  Leads tours to SoHo and West Village, bringing guests to restaurants and wine stores.  Brands include: Henry Varney Blanc de Blanc and Hugel Pinot Blanc.  Moreover, Gil is the President of Essex County Wine Society.



Justin Berlin is the President & Editorial Director of Vino247 Media, Inc.  Offers fresh pressed wine coverage on regions, styles, tastings, lifestyle, trade, and craft.  Moreover, he is the President of Blue Decanter LLC, a wine import and marketing company. 

Jon Bonné is the Senior Contributing Editor for wine at PUNCH.  Jon is also the Wine Consultant of JetBlue Airways, responsible for creating the wine program for JetBlue's exclusive Mint experience.  Brands include Vive la Vie Rosé and Heritage 1889 Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay. 

Lana Bortolot is the Freelance Contributor for reporting on all things wine.  In addition to studying wine, Lana informs on the wine industry: drinking, trends, business & travel.  

Rodolphe Boulanger is the Vice President of Merchandising at FreshDirect Wines & Spirits.  Brands include San Osvaldo Sauvignon Blanc, Night Guardian Nocturnal Red Blend, Simi Chardonnay Sonoma County, and Rosé wine.


Stephen Fromhart is the Owner of Amaro Spirits & Wine.  Brands include Gradis'ciutta Ribolla Gialla Collio Goriziano, Joostenberg Chenin Blanc Die Agteros, Colli Di Salerno Piedirosso Giuseppe Apicella, and Broadside Edna Valley Chardonnay Wild Ferment.


Jonas Mendoza is the Fine Wine Brand Manager of M.S Walker.  Brands include: Contour Pinot Noir, Casalini, Beyra, Harbor Town Sauvignon Blanc, Fonte Do Ouro, IBY, and Burmester. 

Caitlin Miller is the Assistant Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine.  Reports on wine, tastings, travel, lifestyle, and wine trends & tips.  Also, a member of the sales team for Crush Wine & Spirits.  Brands include 2016 Mendel Mendoza Malbec, 2018 Vacheron Sancerre Blanc, and 2006 Perignon.

Philip Rizzolo is the Founder of Dream Merchant Wine.  Distributors include: Au Bon Climat, Fowles Wine, Adelante, Blue Quail, Verdad, Laurel Glen Vineyard, and Long Shadows.

Jonela Ruka is the Sommelier & Wine Consultant of HPH Hospitality.  Properties include Vintry, 18th Room, and L'Appart.  Brands encompass Caves Messias 20 year Tawny Port & Château Barde-Haut Saint.  

David Verhoff is the the Wine Consultant at Lauber Selections, Fine Wine.  Brands include David Bruce wines, Three Olives Rosé, Terlato Wines, and Chateau La Gordonne Rosé.


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

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. Brands include Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, The Flood 2015, and The Fire. 


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 Chene Bleu. Brands include Chene Bleu Aliot, Chene Bleu Viognier, and Chene 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. 


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. 


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.