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Dutcher Crossing Winery announced the appointment of Nick Briggs as winemaker

Posted on August 30, 2017

Dutcher Crossing Winery announced the appointment of Nick Briggs as winemaker. Briggs first joined Dutcher Crossing in 2012 working under the tutelage of founding winemaker Kerry Damskey. In his new role, Briggs will handle day-to-day winemaking operations with newly appointed assistant winemaker, Cass Gossage. Damskey will continue to consult with Briggs and winery proprietor Debra Mathy to drive the Dutcher Crossing wine program.

“As founding winemaker, Kerry has been an integral part of building the Dutcher Crossing wine program, and has brought Nick along on that journey,” said Debra Mathy, proprietor. “The two have formed a great bond and together we will continue to push forward the quality of our wines.”

“This is a great opportunity to elevate our unique and stylistic approach to creating premium, small-lot wines,” said Nick Briggs. “It’s an exciting time to be at Dutcher Crossing and I’m eager to continue working with Kerry and Cass as we take our wines to the next level.”

A California native, Briggs earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in 2005. He brings a wealth of experience in winemaking to his new role, including his work as an assistant winemaker crafting some of Napa Valley’s premier wines.

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Winemaking

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