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Ted Henry Joins Groth as Director of Winegrowing

Posted on July 07, 2021

OAKVILLE, NAPA VALLEY, Calif.— Ted Henry has been named Director of Winegrowing at Groth Vineyards & Winery in Oakville, Napa Valley. Henry comes to Groth from Clos du Val, where he served for over five years, most recently as Director of Winemaking. Prior to that he was Winemaker at Jarvis Estate, where he worked closely with renowned winemaking consultant Dmitri Tchelistcheff.

As Groth’s Director of Winegrowing, Henry will oversee every step of the wine-production process, from growing the grapes to bottling the wines. This role, developed in 2014 by then-Winemaker Michael Weis, reflects the Groth family philosophy that great wines begin in the vineyard.

“Ted shares our family’s philosophy that the greatness of our wines is born in our vineyard estates and those of our esteemed grower partners,” President and CEO Suzanne Groth said. “His passion for single-vineyard and estate wines and his knowledge of organic farming and how it improves wine quality will help further Groth’s mission of continually improving our unique wines of place through incremental advancements in farming and winemaking.”

Henry began his winemaking career in 1999 at Trinchero Family Estates, having earned his bachelor’s degree in fermentation science at the University of California, Davis. As part of a team dedicated to the successful establishment of Trinchero’s luxury wine program, Henry held successive positions as enologist, assistant winemaker and ultimately associate winemaker. From there he moved to Artesa Winery and Vineyards, where he oversaw winemaking for the acclaimed Ridgeline Vineyard. Joining Jarvis Estate in 2008 as Winemaker, Henry earned a reputation for crafting beautifully balanced, vineyard-driven wines. His work with estate-grown wines continued at Clos du Val.

“As our family celebrates 40 incredible years in Oakville and plans for an even brighter future, we’re thrilled to welcome and work with someone of Ted’s caliber and deep experience in Napa Valley winegrowing,” Suzanne Groth said.

“I have long admired the iconic, vineyard-driven wines of Groth and the family’s adherence to growing and making wines with a distinctive sense of place,” Ted Henry said. “I look forward to working closely with the family and grower partners as we continue to explore all aspects of our estate vineyards and the Oakville appellation.

About Groth Vineyards & Winery

Dennis and Judy Groth made a life-changing investment in 1981 when they bought a vineyard on Oakville Cross Road, in the heart of Napa Valley, with hopes it would produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. It didn’t take long for their intuition to be proven right. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate gave the Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon the distinction of being California’s first 100-point wine.

Today, with Dennis and Judy’s daughter, Suzanne Groth, as President & CEO, Groth sustainably farms two estates totaling 165 acres with the dual goals of producing the highest-quality, most elegant wines we can while caring for our estate for future generations. The winery produces critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay

Tastings are available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment. For reservations and inquiries, call 707-754-4254, email concierge@grothwines.com or visit Grothwines.com. Follow Groth on Facebook (@GrothVineyards) and Instagram (@grothwines).

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Winemaking

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