“..treat everything with such care that it’s almost transparent and you hear this voice from the vineyard.”



Winemaker Jeremy Leffert relocated to California after completing his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in Natural History from the University of Vermont.  Soon after moving to Santa Barbara, California, Jeremy discovered wine and felt particularly drawn to vineyards.  Upon discovering Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, he met Dr. Keith Patterson and immediately applied and enrolled in a Master’s program in Crop Science with a focus in Viticulture.  Jeremy’s passion exceeded his desire to learn as he strove to perfect his viticultural knowledge and abilities under the mentorship of Dr. Patterson.  Jeremy started his winemaking journey in the cellar at Four Vines and was the winemaker for Hearst Ranch Winery from its inception in 2009 to 2014.  Following his role as Director of Winemaking at The Workshop, he started and grew a winemaking consultation business which led him to his position at Old Creek Ranch Winery.  With a physically and technically demanding mindset, the resultant wines are the outcome of a discerning winemaker respecting nature’s intent.  When he isn’t making wine, Jeremy enjoys playing his guitar and resides with his wife, Melissa, in San Luis Obispo.


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