Vintner and General Manager
Never one to sit still for long, David Sinegal’s work experience runs the gamut from Costco and Frito Lay to start-up and joint venture companies. David is a keen business strategist and visionary with a passion for marketing and innovation. And, of course, an unabashedly obsessive eye for detail.
Don’t let the casual vibe of the Estate fool you. David believes that in order to do anything well, one must be fully invested. That’s why he and his family now live on the property – so he can sleep at the “office.” Being at the Estate full-time inspires David every day to create a 360-degree guest experience that includes exceptional wine, delicious food, and a remarkable environment.
Director of Winemaking
Ryan’s previous life was in biotech, with a degree in biology and chemistry from Cal Poly State University. Understanding intensity and precision as a biochemist led him into the art of winemaking. In the vineyard and the winery, he is constantly making scientific and creative decisions along the way. Combining new technology and science with centuries-old techniques and practices he attempts to attain the purest articulation of vintage and site expression in each wine he crafts.
Since joining the wine industry, Ryan has had the pleasure of working under the expert tutelage of David Abreu, Michel Rolland, and Fredrik Johansson at Staglin Family Vineyard and Jim Barbour & Philippe Melka at Gandona Winery.
He joined Sinegal Estate in its infancy and is excited to be applying his background of science and winemaking to crafting distinct and elegant wines from this historic estate.