During Anne’s time as Assistant Winemaker to world-renowned winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett at Paradigm Winery, Anne learned wine production from vineyard management to bottling and direct sales.
With this experience and with Heidi's help, Anne launched a successful career making wines for small boutique wineries in the Napa Valley and beyond. Oakville Ranch, Teaderman Vineyard, Phantom Creek, One Faith, and Ziata are just some of the brands Anne has worked with during her over 20-year career.
The magic of Anne's winemaking style lies in the careful framing of silky tannins. Anne reminds us not to pursue fads or oak masking, but to celebrate the site and the vintage. Her wines are elegant, balanced, excellent with food, and expressive of place.
"Designed to present a measure of austerity and refinement," is how James Laube has put it.
Anne, with her husband, Winemaker, Cameron Vawter, and their children, split their time between the Napa Valley and their ocean-going sailboat.