Miller Family Wine Company has appointed industry veteran and Santa Maria native Jonathan Nagy, as Winemaker.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Jonathan join as winemaker,” said Vice President of Operations Marshall Miller. “He is an accomplished winemaker with an inherent understanding of winemaking on the Central Coast that sets him apart.”
Nagy brings to the role a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of California, Davis, and over 20 years of industry experience, having worked two harvests with Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, three years as Lab Manager/Enologist for Cambria Winery and 16 years as winemaker for Byron.
In addition to winemaking and viticulture, Nagy's background includes budget planning, compliance, sales and marketing, and leadership across all levels of winery operations.
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“Jonathan is the complete package, with strong skills in business leadership as well as winemaking," said Nicholas Miller, vice president of sales and marketing at Miller Family Wine Company. "We are thrilled to have him on our team and have the utmost confidence in the direction he will take our wine program."
Miller Family Wine Company is the newest division of the Thornhill Companies.
For more information, visit www.millerfamilywinecompany.com.
Following the postponement of the 14th annual Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon due to social distancing restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, event spokesman Dan Cruz recently announced that a new date has been set.
“It was to be a relaxed project growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay along with a variety of vegetables and fruits, including a grove of olive trees.”
Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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