After moving to Tahoe in the late 1990’s to pursue his dream of Olympic Freestyle Skiing, Jeff inevitably landed in the perfect "work nights and play days" industry of restaurants. This is where wine was first introduced to the Jaegarmeister drinking future winemaker. Fast-forward through a failed ski career, thirteen years in restaurants, a narrow escape from opening a brick and mortar wine shop in New York, and, Jeff found himself as a "mature" student in the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology program. Post-graduation, a short stint at Merry Edwards and Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena, CA, led to a position at the esteemed Dutton-Goldfield Winery where Jeff was the Associate Winemaker. Currently Jeff is the winemaker for Sugarloaf Custom Crush where Satyre wines are made. Concurrently, Jeff was able to fool a young couple with hope and dreams in their hearts of starting their own label that I had some wisdom to offer in this venture. And it is why this bio currently sits on the Satyre Wines website. Enjoy the fruits of their labor guided by my likely-flawed winemaking ideologies.