Family Owned & Operated

Family and friends have been working and playing together for 30 years now; and though the amount and color of our hair may have changed, we are still having fun.

Winemaker Evelyn White

After graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in Biology and Chemistry, Evelyn heeded the advice of friends and took a temporary harvest job at Chateau St. Jean. Over 30 years later she remains in the wine business as the winemaker at Taft Street Winery, focusing on Russian River wines.

The initial harvest job at Chateau St. Jean was followed by a position at the winery as a laboratory technician. Evelyn then completed several enology and viticulture courses at Santa Rosa College before accepting a position at Lyeth Winery in Geyserville, where she was eventually promoted to assistant winemaker. In 1992, she was offered the position of laboratory enologist at Clos du Bois Wines, where she spent 11 years and rose to the position of winemaker.

She joined Delicato Family Vineyards in 2004 as its winemaker and was involved in the production of all white wines produced there. She joined Taft Street Winery in 2007, where she crafts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, among other varietals.

Evelyn is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and is involved in a tasting group that includes many of Napa and Sonoma County’s top winemakers. Some of Evelyn’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, and traveling worldwide with her husband, who also is a wine industry professional.

Mike Tierney

Mike Tierney

President

Since Mike is the oldest in the company he carries the title of President. Mike helps in Sales and Marketing and is the chief cook, bottle washer, and entertainer.

Mike Martini

Mike Martini

General Manager

Mike runs the business of the business. Compliance, accounting and banking are in his hands. The Ex Mayor of Santa Rosa and past City Council Member, his talents transcend the mundane business world.

Jake Martini

Jake Martini

Marketing & Operations

Following in his father’s footsteps, Jake left a career in corporate America to join the family business. Now working along side family and friends, Jake is excited to build the brand and help continue this 30 year adventure.

Kaitlyn Callagy

Kaitlyn Callagy

Tasting Room Manger

Kaitlyn is prepared to help you experience Taft Street wines in our tasting room or take advantage of the many things our President’s Club has to offer to its members.

Tasting Room

Tasting Room

Staff

Our Tasting Room staff are here to pour Taft Street’s favorite wines each and every day. Stop in and say hi!

Cellar Crew

Cellar Crew

Staff

Our invaluable cellar crew: Alberto Munoz, Odon Hernandez, and Francisco Ferreira.

The Founders

From left to right: Andy Barlett, John Tierney, Mike Tierney, Mike Martini, Arleigh Sanderson, and Martin Tierney