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Winemaker Biography

Luke  Bass launched his career as a winemaker long before taking his first paid job. A childhood spent in the vineyard imbued him with a natural understanding of grape growing and wine making. Since then he has worked in prestigious wineries around the world.

After earning a degree in economics from U.C. Santa Cruz, Luke embarked on a winemaking internship at Flowers Winery. There, under the guidence of winemaker Greg LaFollette, his harvest internship evolved into an intensive two and a half year experience as cellar master, giving him the chance to work with some of California's best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

After Flowers, Luke worked at Flagstone, a fledgling but ultra-premium winery on the waterfront in Cape Town , South Africa. At Flagstone, Luke learned that ingenuity and resolve can produce extroardinary wines without sophistocated technology. In the following years Luke worked for Vina Casa Marin in Chile, and then for Tandem Winery and Hirsch Winery in Sonoma County.