Owner & Winemaker
Each of us hopes to experience that pivotal moment in life when we realize our true passion. For Chris, this moment snuck up on him. Chris’ first job was working in the cellar at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi. Here, Chris became intrigued by the philosophy and science behind cellar work and fermentation. During college, he took a job at Boulevard Bistro, where he fell in love with his wife, Candice, as well as his expanding wine education. Chris accepted a position with a boutique winery in the Lodi AVA and over the course of four harvests, Chris developed his passion for the art and science of wine and viticulture. In 2019, Chris channeled his knowledge and skill into realizing his dream of making his own wine by entering into a joint venture with the Bartholomew Family Vineyards and Christopher Cellars was born.