Brent grew up in El Dorado county, and some of his best memories are of
running through vineyards as a kid while his parents were wine tasting.
While studying Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona, these fond memories
kept re-surfacing, and he quickly realized that wine is where his future
lay. So it was that at the ripe old age of 20, he started his wine career
as a harvest worker for Ferrari Carano Winery in 2000. He stayed on for
a year as a cellar worker, then went to Fresno State to finish his degree.
After graduating in 2003 with an Enology degree, he returned to Sonoma
county to work as Enologist for Fritz Winery. In 2005, he made the move
to Livermore to become Winemaker for Fenestra Winery. In 2013, Brent left
Fenestra to become Winemaker for Las Positas Vineyards, just a few miles
down the road from Fenestra.
Brent’s 2016 Malbec was the Red Sweepstakes Winner in the 2019 San
Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition