Kimberlee Nicholls is the winemaker at Markham Vineyards, a venerable Napa institution. At Markham Winery, Kim runs a cellar crew that consists primarily of two families, both of which have been with the winery for generations. Rounding out the team, Kim works closely with her boss and Markham President, Bryan Del Bondio, who cut his teeth alongside the valley's trailblazers in the 1970s, and has seen and played an integral part in the rise of Napa Valley to the upper echelons of the wine world.
Marisa Taylor is the winemaker at Rutherford Hill. This daughter of the soil grew up surrounded by the wine industry in neighboring Sonoma County. Like most people who grow up in Wine Country, wine was a typical fixture at her family's dinner table.
Every harvest Marisa and her team take part in an elaborate juggling act between incoming fruit and available tanks. There is a tight family atmosphere at the winery which includes Marisa's young son Ian, who is a frequent 'helper' at Rutherford Hill.
Elizabeth Vianna is the winemaker at Chimney Rock, a "Cab House" which sits nestled amongst 100 acres of estate grown vineyards and right in the heart of Napa's Stag's Leap district. Elizabeth is a 15-year veteran in the wine industry who is both respected and esteemed. A creative soul and prodigious musician, Elizabeth is calm, smart and confident. She runs a modern and high-end facility and where the wines exhibit a certain class... hers.