Fred and Sally met at Lowell High School in San Francisco. From quality custom construction to premium grape growing to running a family winery, they have always worked best as a team, taking pride in all their endeavors! Sally is probably the biggest fan of our Sauvignon Blanc, while Fred is partial to our 100% Cabernet Sauvignons—Gate Block and Montaire.
The son of Fred and Sally, Andy grew up in the vineyard working with family clearing and planting, and at the age of 16 began working as a cellar rat for other local wineries. He has worked for several wineries in Napa and Sonoma County, and since year one has been Winemaker for Schweiger Vineyards. On the rare occasion he has free time, Andy enjoys playing saxophone, cheering for the San Jose Sharks, and anything Disney!
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Paula met Andy in high school while they were exchange students in Spain. After 30 years of teaching, Paula started her “encore career” with us in 2022. She's an avid walker, and loves reading, spending time with their two children, and traveling. Her goal is to one day visit all of the National Parks, although Yosemite will always be a favorite.
Sadie started at Schweiger in January 2022. She was born and raised in Iowa and found her passion for wine while studying Chemistry at Iowa State University and worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute. Upon graduating, Sadie traveled, working wine harvests in California, Australia, and New Zealand before arriving in Napa full time in 2018. When Sadie is not helping Andy take care of all of Schweiger’s delicious wine, she enjoys spending her time reading, paddle boarding, golfing, or enjoying a glass of Dedication on her back patio.
Originally from Nebraska, Napa was always a dream for Wendy and her husband Leo. In 2013, they made a home for themselves and their dogs, who were happy to settle down after 10 different moves across the country. Wendy's intention is to never trade in her current office view. When she's not working, Wendy's cooking and entertaining with a glass of her favorite bottle—Gate Block Cabernet Sauvignon.
Julia grew up in the East Bay surrounded by great food, which sparked her culinary interest at a young age. After high school, she studied Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu, fell in love with wine while in the restaurant industry, and then studied wine business at Sonoma State and started her career in the wine industry in 2016.She joined our team in 2020. Her downtime is spent doing fun family activities with her husband Oz, stepson Damian, and daughter Emilia. They enjoy going to the zoo, swimming at the river, and going to the beach.
A Napa native, Josh grew up immersed in wine country. He loves camping and swimming and was an Eagle Scout as a child. Josh comes to us with a variety of wine industry experience and knowledge. Josh has been part of our team since 2021. If he is not in the tasting room, you will find him enjoying a glass of Cab Franc or playing the guitar.
Nikki belongs to Fred and Sally and is usually the first face our guests see. You can find her posing for group photos, sporting her Schweiger bandana, or cooling off down in the cellar. The only thing Nikki loves more than showing good hospitality is begging for food.
The second retriever you'll find at the winery is Andy and Paula's dog, Ginny. Ginny loves running at the vineyard. Her favorite activities are swimming in the pond or looking for rabbits and lizards.