Winemaker Clay Brock
A Napa Valley native and son of a vineyard manager, Clay Brock was destined for a life in wine and wasted no time building his credentials. After earning a degree in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic State University, Brock went on to become Assistant Winemaker at Byron, followed by lead winemaking and management positions at Edna Valley, Wild Horse Vineyards & Winery, Estancia, and Zaca Mesa. Brock’s invaluable experience and numerous accomplishments were recognized in 2010 when he was named “Winemaker of the Year” by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the Central Coast Vineyard Team.
Brock believes winemaking is an ongoing balancing act and takes pride in bringing out the “magic that takes place in the vineyards.” After 30 years in the wine industry, he says “I still believe I have the coolest job on the planet.”