Meet The Team
The people who make it work
Chris was born into the wide world of wine. He is a Napa Valley native, whose family has been in Napa Valley since 1963. He started enjoying wine at a very young age. He has learned all aspects of winery operations from his siblings and parents. He has also learned viticulture and oenology from some of the most famous wine personalities in Napa Valley. One of these personalities is Rudy Zuidema, who is currently the consultant Winemaker of Phamus Wines.
Consultant Wine Maker
Rudy attended the University of California at Davis, studying Plant Science and Agriculture Management focusing on Viticulture. After graduating, he happily was able to taste thousands of wines from Napa Valley and other regions around the world. His first wine cellar experience was at St. Clement Vineyards, working with local winemaker Dennis Johns. From there he became head winemaker, vineyard manager and general manager at Cuvaison, Honig, Robert Craig, Ehlers Estate and White Cottage Ranch. A few of Rudy's other current projects include Red Cap Vineyards, Zuidema Wines and Shadybrook Estate.