Neil and Lance looked for years to find the right winemaker to best represent the Ellman Family Vineyards brand. Andy Erickson is one of the most accomplished winemakers of his generation. With projects like Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Staglin, Dalla Valle, and Ovid on his resume you would be hard pressed to find a better list of clients.
Andy has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 1994, having redirected his efforts away from engineering and medicine, and toward growing grapes and making wine. Andy was hooked after his first harvest at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, he then went on to study enology at UC Davis while working with Spottswoode and Saintsbury wineries. After receiving his graduate degree, Andy officially embarked on an early winemaking career that would span over ten years between Harlan Estate, Staglin Family Vineyards and Screaming Eagle.