Marc's background is all about California winemaking, his resumé is a who's who of Sonoma and Napa Valley.
His formative experience was with Chateau St. Jean, Sledgehammer, Run Riot and Wolf Blass. Prior to joining Rutherford Ranch he was head winemaker for Treasury Wine Estate's Etude Wines.
Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Wine and Viticulture/Enology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
As active members of the Central Coast Vineyard Team, Rutherford Ranch are establishing and defining sustainable guidelines and educating the larger grower community to help keep the land productive, profitable and vital for many years. In many instances, they are sharing farming practices that their family has employed for three generations.
Sustainable practices include: Water and energy conservation, Pollution prevention, Cover crops to enrich soil, prevent erosion, aid in water conservation and provide habitat for beneficial insects, Providing natural, undeveloped corridors for animal life, Natural predation (bird and insect) to replace chemical herbicides and pesticides.