Vintners & Winegrape Growers

Besides his active involvement with the vintner and wine grape growers associations, Dennis has enjoyed California wine since the mid 1970s.  He recalls fondly visiting small tasting rooms often hosted by the winery owner or wine maker.  Many of these wineries have built new tasting facilities, but Dennis continues to enjoy their superb wines.

Dennis has furthered his wine education by attending the inaugural Sonoma County Grape Camp and completing wine related courses at Culinary Institute of America (Greystone) and several Wine Spectator School courses, in addition to tasting events.

Could it be his passion for wine is related to his first name?  "Dennis" is derived from Dionysus, the Greek God of Wine.


Wine Industry Memberships

  • Family Winemakers of California
  • Alexander Valley Winegrowers