Greg Stach: Born Winemaker
Greg was destined to become a winemaker. Growing up in the Bay Area as a child of wine enthusiasts, Greg was instilled with a deep appreciation of the wonderful world of all things wine. While some kids spent their summers in theme parks and movie theaters, Greg traversed Napa Valley with his parents, back when it was just becoming established as a wine region. They’d let him savor small tastes of wine at holiday dinners, and before long, he was able to identify the wines of the region.
While attending Indiana University and working around wine at
restaurants, Greg decided that winemaking was his future. He
moved back west, graduated from Fresno State and dove straight
into the wine industry as a wine buyer. He soon went back to
school for winemaking and received his degree in Enology.
Following his graduation in 2001, Greg began working at Landmark
Vineyards. He hit it off with our former winemaker Eric Stern
immediately, as they shared in the philosophy of winemaking
that, if you start with great raw ingredients, less is always
After three years of working in the cellar, Greg moved into the
role of Assistant Winemaker. In that role, he expanded
Landmark’s acclaimed Pinot Noir program and, when he became our
Head Winemaker in 2007, he grew the program further by
introducing Landmark’s Single Vineyard designate program for
both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Today, Greg continues to grow
the portfolio and show what great ingredients can do when raised
with love and passion. But even after twelve years as Head
Winemaker, there’s still nothing he loves more than seeing
Members enjoy the wine he makes, so come stop by our Kenwood
Tasting Room and say hello!