Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex Holman graduated from CSU Fresno with a B.S. in Chemistry after spending five years in the U.S. Army. Having worked in every sub-AVA in Sonoma County, Alex feels the diversity of Notre Vue Estate’s terroir and grape varieties is second to none. He is very passionate about combining innovation with traditional practices as well as nurturing the marriage between science and art. Alex is also an avid home chef and gardener.
Jen took the lead of our hospitality team in May of 2018, coming to us with an extensive management & events background. She discovered her love for hospitality while working for Harlan Estate, and cultivated her experience for event management working for several notable wineries including Hartford Family Winery and Thomas George Estates. When Jen isn’t diligently planning the next big event, she is usually camping with her husband and two sons, skiing in Tahoe, or wine tasting with friends.
A Certified Sommelier and true wine lover, Pete came to Notre Vue with an extensive background in hospitality. After moving to Sonoma County in 2016 with his wife, Pete worked for J Vineyards and Winery before taking over the wine club and day to day maintenance of the tasting room in December of 2017. Pete loves nothing more than sharing the stories, mysteries, and practices of wine over a glass (or two) of lean, crisp white.
Jared joins the team at Notre Vue bringing his film and cinematography background experience to our marketing department. Wine meets film!! Stay tuned to what Notre Vue has to offer - wine, events and exciting new shared experiences. Jared is proud to be a part of our new marketing campaign. You can often find Jared touring the estate with camera in hand. His passion, learning all aspects of the family business, from vine to glass!
A native of St. Louis, Kirk has more than twenty years of experience as a supplier with both multi-state and national responsibilities. He began his career at Mueller Distributing Company and went on to regional and national sales management positions at Barefoot Cellars, Dry Creek Vineyard, Rutherford Wine Company, Stoller Imports and most recently, Provence Rose Group. Tomiser lives in Windsor with his daughter Willow where he enjoys golfing, hiking and riding his bike.
The right arm and strong back of the cellar, Antonio is the bones of our operation. Having been with Notre Vue Estate since 2011, Antonio learned about managing a winery cellar with a hands-on approach and open eyes. Beyond his work in the cellar, Antonio provides support in the Tasting Salon and at events. His years of experience with the property make Antonio an invaluable member of the team. When he is not topping up our barrels or running the forklift, Antonio spends his time with his wife, Maria, and his son, George. He is also an avid runner and lover of good fiction.
Almost 25 years ago Doug laid the infrastructure that keeps the Estate and Vineyards functioning at their best. Doug's vision for Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards was key in getting everything started. Today he can feel pride in the development. He is the essential element that keeps it all running effectively. In his time off he enjoys hiking on the Estate and flying his plane with his true love, Julie Hagler Lumgair.
Daniel grew up in Petaluma and graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Agricultural Business. He has worked in the vineyards for Bayview Vineyards in Napa, Balletto Vineyards in Sonoma and Gallo Vineyards in Monterey and San Luis Obispo as well as in in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. He has broad experience across numerous areas of grape growing. Charles lives in Petaluma and enjoys home brewing and playing banjo in a local New Orleans-style jazz band. He enjoys the unique aspects of the property, the chance to work in two distinct growing regions within one estate.
Ralph was determined to learn the wine industry from the ground up by schooling and working in the vineyards and cellars of California’s North Coast. Based on his skill, integrity and dedication, Ralph stepped into his current role after being hired as an intern in 2011. Quiet and hardworking while in the office, he'll happily talk grapes and wine with you any time.
Throw anything at Bret and he’ll tackle it head on with a smile. University of Davis graduate who worked in some of the best known Sonoma and Napa wineries. His management of construction project fit right in with the development of the Estate. He is a key member of the Vineyards Team. Bret does it all.
After living on the Estate and working in the vineyards for over 38 years, Lupe knows this place better than anyone. Season by season he guides his crew in the cultivation of some of the County’s highest quality grapes. He leads by example and there’s no one we’ve seen who can match his speed, efficiency and precision in the vineyard. Lupe lives on the property with his wife and several cats.
From some seriously complicated accounting to coordinating wholesale orders, Trish stays very busy. Lucky for everyone, though, she’s very organized and does a great job staying on top of it all. A proud mother, Trish knows her biggest accomplishment is raising her sons Josh and Ryan to be the wonderful, kind and amazing young men that they are.
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