A toast from the winemaker...
As a winemaker I am ever in the pursuit of creating wines infused with an explosive strength of diverse character that strike a soulful chord. The zeal of creativity with which I am driven is inspired by the rich cultural experience from where Meadowcroft Wines originates. I proudly focus on a wide array of beautiful varietals, from our Cabernet Sauvignon which is grown on our estate vineyard property located on the esteemed Mount Veeder in Napa, to Bordeaux grapes scrupulously sourced from sustainable vineyards around Dry Creek, Carneros and Alexander Valley, I happily direct a global dialogue into my winemaking process. My hope is to create wines with a Sonoma pulse that express the complexity found in European varietals. I invite you to raise a glass of Meadowcroft and wish you bountiful gatherings and many happy toasts!
The Bee Team Bios:
Tom MeadowcroftOwner, Winegrower
Tom’s passion for wines stems from his experiences growing up, working and traveling in Europe and the United States. Early in life, he began his journey in winemaking by working the harvest of 1979 in Bordeaux. Following that harvest he studied at UC Davis and Napa College graduating with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After earning his degrees he worked in Napa and Washington State as a vineyard Manager focusing on sustainable farming and environmental advocacy. Throughout his career, Tom has managed dozens of properties for top wineries in Napa and Sonoma, all along instilling core principals relating to wine cultivation from the growing of wines to the making of the wines. These experiences inspire his vision for the Meadowcroft Wine he proudly makes today.
Darby TarantinoDirector of Tasting Room Operations & DTC Relations
A classically trained chef from the Ballymaloe School of Cookery in Ireland, Darby left her job in Banking to reinvent herself as a Wine and Food Maven. Darby is one of the originating associates and has been with Meadowcroft since it opened in 2010. Today she continues to cultivate her passion by catering unique events at the Meadowcroft tasting room. Darby took over as the Director of Tasting Room Operations in 2014.
Elaine CiochonTasting Room Lead
Elaine started her career in Hotel management then moved into the banking world and real estate lending. She left the corporate world hoping to pursue her true passions of mixing culture and fun. After visiting Sonoma over the years and thinking it felt like home, and hosting Wine and Food pairing dinners from her home, Elaine found her place at Meadowcroft. Driven by good wine, good folks, and a good time, she joined the team in 2012.
Aaron MillardMarketing Coordinator
Aaron has unofficially been part of the wine industry for almost 12 years. Following his father's career as a winemaker, Aaron grew up participating in several harvests and helped with various aspects of winemaking. Fascinated by how people experience and interact with wine, Aaron joined the Meadowcroft team in January 2015.
DD PorushSales & Communications Coordinator
DD worked in the international Literary scene, traveling the world and collecting stories of the extraordinary. It didn’t take long for her to notice the trend that all good stories were told over a bottle of wine (or two). Called by her love of wine and the culture it creates, she finally settled down in Sonoma with the hopes of contributing her part to the greater wine story. DD joined the Meadowcroft Team in February 2015.
Mary Haller(Not Pictured) Tasting Room Associate
A true ambassador of style and taste, Mary was one of the first associates to work at the Meadowcroft and never fails to bring her smile and decorative touch to the Tasting Room. She continues to support the staff at many of the winery events.