Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Artesa Vineyards & Winery Names Dana Epperson as Assistant Winemaker of Artesa & Lead Winemaker for Elements


Date: 08/20/12

Artesa Vineyards & Winery has appointed Dana Epperson as the Assistant Winemaker for Artesa Lead Winemaker for Elements. Epperson has worked at Artesa since 2009 as an enologist and will report to Director of Winemaking Mark Beringer to support cellar operations, viticultural management and staff management.

“I look forward to taking on new responsibilities at Artesa and continuing to contribute to our world-class winemaking and viticultural team,” states Epperson. “I am excited to take on a greater leadership role for Elements as we develop this dynamic range of wines within our portfolio.”

During her tenure at Artesa, Epperson has overseen vineyard practices including quality assurance in grape supply, grower relations and winemaking protocols. She has actively participated in the development of wine blending and new product launches, and has also managed cellar operations encompassing vinification, blending, barrel work, bottling and safety protocols.

Epperson holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Prior to joining Artesa, Epperson served as an enologist for Edna Valley Vineyard where she honed her skills in laboratory and sensory analysis. Her accomplishments included the enhancement of lab procedures to achieve the highest accuracy in results, and the implementation of cellar staff training programs. Epperson’s first winemaking position was with Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery, where she served as a viticulture technician responsible for data collection in the vineyard at every stage of the growing cycle. She also oversaw new methods for vineyard management practice, such as disease and pest prevention.

About Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Artesa Vineyards & Winery sits high on a hilltop overlooking the renowned appellation of Carneros in southern Napa Valley. The winery’s roots date back to the 1980’s when the Raventós family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorníu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley. In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted. Today, Artesa focuses on producing small, ultra-premium lots of the varietals for which Carneros and the Napa Valley are best known − Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – and aims to capture the essence of terroir through exceptional winemaking. Artesa hosts thousands of visitors each year in their artfully-designed tasting room, and offers over twenty wines for direct purchase from the winery. Artesa wines are nationally represented by Aveníu Brands, Baltimore, MD, a division of Grupo Codorníu.

Region: California, USA
Job Function: Winemaking

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 8:02AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 17, 2014 at 8:43AM PST
- used barrels  •  Dec 17, 2014 at 4:20AM PST

latest real estate

- real estate  •  yesterday at 9:10AM PST
- real estate  •  Dec 10, 2014 at 9:31AM PST
- real estate  •  Dec 2, 2014 at 9:34AM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 28, 2014 at 2:29PM PST
- real estate  •  Nov 25, 2014 at 9:51AM PST

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 3:23PM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 11:05AM PST
- used equipment  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 9:40AM PST

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Dec 18, 2014 at 7:36AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 16, 2014 at 12:55PM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 15, 2014 at 11:21AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 13, 2014 at 6:52AM PST
- services & supplies  •  Dec 13, 2014 at 6:52AM PST

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.