Pinot Noir is an ancient variety of grape with beautiful, black, pinecone-shaped clusters of fruit that produces some of the finest wines in the world. It’s difficult to grow and even more difficult to transform into extraordinary wine and Justin is perfectly suited to the task.
After graduating with a Chemical Engineering degree, Justin’s winemaking path sprang forth from the co-mingling of a growing passion for wine with his applied science background. After several seasons as a seasonal worker in each of the 2005-2007 Sonoma County harvests, to pursue his desire of becoming a winemaker, Justin moved from his native home of the upper-Midwest to California. Today, with over a decade of experience, along with significant recognition in the national wine press, Justin arrives aptly suited to carry on Spell Estate’s tradition of excellence.