Consulting Winemaker Guy Davis
Guy Davis’ wine roots run deep, reaching back to the age of nineteen when he worked in a French restaurant in Seattle while pursuing an economics degree at the University of Washington.
By 1989, Guy had moved to Sonoma County and started working as the wine buyer for a small mail order wine company specializing in wine from small, boutique wineries. He worked with these “little guys” who couldn’t find a distributor.
Along the way, Guy’s work brought him in contact with creative, artisan winemakers, many of whom possessed the passion of great artists. These small-production, hands-on winemakers became a real inspiration. Determined to learn and master the craft of making wine himself, Guy signed on to work the 1989 harvest at Sky Vineyards, a little winery atop Mount Veeder in Napa Valley.
In 1995, Guy produced his first commercial vintage: 250 cases of old vine Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. In 1996, he bought his own vineyard in Russian River Valley comprised of 100-year-old Zinfandel vines, and in 1997, crushed his first vintage under the Davis Family Vineyards label.
“In over two decades of learning about, enjoying and making wine, I now believe the winemaker’s craft is no different than any other art form. It is a work of patience, of passion, and a piece of yourself for others to enjoy!”