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I try to create wines that suit our climate and our way of life – wines to drink with the food we grow, make and eat.
Spectra winery was realised to focus on our passion for the region and its ability to produce dry – grown and environmentally sustainable wine. Recently a new home was established on our holistic philosophy to winemaking which starts with climate, empahasises the importance on the vineyard, as well as wine’s relation to the food we love to grow, cook, and eat.
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.
TOM MEADOWCROFT can be contacted at [email protected].
Wine runs deep in Petar’s family. At a very young age, he was helping his father craft wine in his family home in Bulgaria. His passion for winemaking led him to pursue his Master’s degree in Winemaking at the University of Food Technologies. After graduating and working in Bulgaria, Petar was selected for a prestigious internship at Truchard Vineyards in Napa Valley. Keen to develop his winemaking skills at an elite level, Petar took the plunge and left his home in Bulgaria for California’s most famous wine region, Napa Valley.
Petar brings over fifteen years of experience as a Winemaker and has thirteen vintages of creating luxury Napa and Sonoma wines. From grape to glass, Petar maintains a hands on approach to winemaking drawing out the best in each wine. Petar enjoys all our Meadowcroft wines, but if he had to choose a favorite he’d lean towards our Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa or one of our delicious Sonoma County Zinfandels. When he is not working at the winery, Petar enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter as well as getting outside to run, swim, or even play soccer.
PETAR KIRILOV can be contacted at [email protected].
Talented with all things technology, logistics, and operations, Chris has a great mind for business- which lead him to become a managing partner at Foyt Family wines, one of the sister wineries to Meadowcroft wines. It’s no wonder that Chris has a knack for keeping a business running smoothly. Chris began his career in the United States Marine Corps. From there, Chris spent five years at a communications firm, specializing in logistics and purchasing. In 2008, Chris and Larry Foyt founded Foyt Family wines. In 2012, Chris Co-Founded Pink and Blue for Two, a non-profit organization to spread awareness of breast cancer. Chris currently lives in Texas with his wife Renee and his two daughters.
CHRIS PERRY can be contacted at [email protected].
Nick Hess, a Sonoma County native, knows Sonoma County; however, he has also traveled the world extensively and has in depth knowledge of winemaking and enology in a variety of world class growing regions. Nick has made wine in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, the Central Coast of California, and Sonoma County. His robust experience benefits Meadowcroft’s wines with his fresh ideas and unique perspective. Nick is both the Cellar Master and Assistant Winemaker managing our cellar operations and contributing to our winemaking process. His upbeat personality and genuine passion for winemaking is a welcome addition to our Meadowcroft family.
NICK HESS can be contacted at [email protected].
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