As vineyard manager, Mario brings both experience and expertise to the Lobo vineyards. He has 30 years of vineyard experience, including 13 years as the supervisor of vineyard development for Robert Mondavi’s two most famous vineyards, Opus One and To-Kalon. He manages vineyards in the Stags Leap district, as well as the Oak Knoll and Atlas Peak appellations where Lobo is located.
RANDY LEWIS is one of Napa's premier winemakers. Virtually everything he makes scores well into the 90's with the Wine spectator. His 2003 Chardonnay, incorporating some of our fruit, was called by the Wine Spectator "the superstar of the vintage" and featured on the cover. In ten consecutive years dealing with our fruit, he has never received less than a"93". We are thrilled to have his help crafting a 100% estate grown Chardonnay.
VICTORIA COLEMAN, a graduate of the UC Davis enology program, began her winemaking journey at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars as production assistant. She has returned to the Napa Valley after a stint at Jade Valley Winery near Xian, China. Victoria was exposed to classic, Old World winemaking in 2008 when she worked alongside Erick Tourbier at Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux, France. She is one of Napa's exciting new winemakers. Victoria focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon for us, and is adding our Pinot Noir to her portfolio as well.