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Justin Schuchardt, Assistant Winemaker

Justin Schuchardt, Assistant Winemaker Extraordinaire

Justin was bit by the wine bug years ago while running his Marin-based restaurant. He oversees all day-to-day winery and lab operations and guests can see him in his natural habitat, racking wine or on the forklift. He and his wife are avid San Francisco Giants fans, and his favorite bottle is Dedication®.

Vineyard Managers

The job of the vineyard manager is one of the most important on the Estate: taking care of our precious vines. These fine gentlemen tend to our 35 acres of grape vines by hand.

Sam, Juan, and Arturo with Fred

Sam Montanez

Mr. Montanez embodies the Schweiger tradition of family. Brother to Juan Montanez and brother-in-law to Arturo Garcia, Sam joined Schweiger in the very beginning of the vineyard and has worked with Fred ever since. His family comes up each year to work harvest with us. He lives in Napa with his wife and five children.

Juan Montanez

Mr. Montanez also embodies the Schweiger tradition of family. Brother to Sam Montanez and brother-in-law to Arturo Garcia, Sam joined Schweiger in the very beginning of the vineyard and has worked with Fred ever since. His family comes up each year to work harvest with us. He lives in Napa with his wife and three children.

Arturo Garcia

Brother-in-law to Sam and Juan Montanez, Arturo became part of the Schweiger family in 2001. He lives in Napa with his wife and children.