Kristin Bryden has been promoted to Associate Winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery.
A 2002 graduate of Cal Poly State University in Food Science, Kristin began her professional career at Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards in Templeton, California, working her way up through the ranks to Assistant Winemaker in 2006. From Wild Horse, Kristin moved to Monterey County’s Lockwood Vineyard in 2007 as their Associate Winemaker, gaining valuable hands-on experience with their estate vineyard.
In September of 2011, Kristin brought her considerable talents to Zaca Mesa Winery as the Assistant Winemaker. Zaca Mesa Winery has a long standing tradition of producing not only fine wines, but fine winemakers. According to head winemaker Eric Mohseni, “Kristin Bryden is another example of Zaca Mesa’s ability to develop excellent winemakers. Not only is her thorough knowledge of the wine-making process a huge plus for our wine-making team, but her objective approach combined with a creative mind and understanding of the commercial aspects of the business of wine-making really differentiates her from many others in the field. She’s a tremendous asset to the Zaca Mesa team and another rising star in the Zaca Mesa tradition of producing high caliber winemakers.”
Zaca Mesa Winery and Vineyards, located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California, is dedicated to estate grown and bottled Rhône varietal wines. They handcraft their wines with integrity using traditional methods from grapes sustainably grown in their vineyard. Since 1973, they have farmed and nurtured their vineyard to produce wines that are true to the unique spirit of their land. For more information about Zaca Mesa Winery call (800) 350-7972, fax (805) 688-8796, or visit www.zacamesa.com. Zaca Mesa Winery is located at 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441.