David graduated from UC Davis in 1974 and started a vineyard trellising company. He was fortunate to meet a group of Napa growers who wanted to make Napa a world class wine growing region. After his Davis professor, Dr. Kliewer, convinced him to take up the invite to work with these Napa growers, David moved to Napa and started working with Robert Mondavi and Bob Steinhauer of Beringer Winery. After a few months, he was working with most of the wineries in the Napa area.Though the experience of working with Napa greats was rewarding, David always wanted to return to the Central Coast and grow his own grapes. With the vision of continuing the family legacy, David planted 40 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon on his Creston ranch in 1995. In 2004, he made his first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon; in 2011 opened the tasting room in Downtown Paso Robles; and in 2013 and 2014 planted 80 acres in his Templeton Vineyard and 30 acres in his Adelaida Vineyard.
Since 1995, David’s passion has been Cabernet Sauvignon. He strives to produce rounded, full-bodied Cabernets with an elegant finish that are approachable and sophisticated.