Guenoc Valley AVA

Eric Stine, Vice President, Winemaking, Foley Family Wines

Eric Stine, Vice President, Winemaking, Foley Family Wines

eric-stine-foley-family-winesBorn and raised far from the vineyards of California in Detroit, Eric found his love of wine while working his way through school at the University of Michigan.  As beverage manager for the area’s top catering facility, he was exposed to the first growths of Bordeaux and premier California wines. Upon graduation, Eric moved to New York City to work for a software company but longed for a less Hi-tech and a more Hi-touch career crafting great wines.

In 2002 Eric decided to go back to school and study Viticulture and Enology at University of California – Davis. In 2005 his years at UC Davis lead to a vineyard internship at Trefethen Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley.  Wanting to see the results of his work in the vineyard, Eric stayed on at Trefethen; first as a crush intern, then as Laboratory Assistant and Enologist. Ready for a chance to join a winemaking team, Eric became Winemaker at Langtry Estate and Vineyards.  Since his promotion to VP of Winemaking in 2015, Eric enjoys working with the diverse vineyards and 16 winemakers under the Foley Family Wines umbrella.