TEAMWORK
makes the
DREAM WORK

Winemaking Team
Management Team
Founders + Partners
AARON MILLER
Winemaker
PlumpJack Estate Winery
A California native, Aaron dreamed of becoming a doctor before he found his calling in wine while earning his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. This burgeoning curiosity inspired Aaron to become a harvest intern in Napa Valley immediately following his undergraduate graduation in 2000. This first harvest led to a second in San Luis Obispo before Aaron returned to UC Davis to earn a Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology.
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DANIELLE CYROT
Winemaker
CADE Estate Winery + CADE 13th
Growing up with a French father, Danielle spent summers as a child in France, where she learned about her family's winemaking history. Her great-grandfather was the last in a long line of ancestors who owned the Cyrot Vineyard in Burgundy's prestigious Côte de Beaune. Danielle had no plans to carry on her family's winemaking legacy when she enrolled at the University of California, Davis; however, that quickly changed when she took an introductory winemaking class and knew she had found her calling.
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ANDREW HAUGEN
Winemaker
Odette Estate Winery + Adaptation
Andrew's journey into the world of wine began with a serendipitous encounter with the movie Sideways during his time at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Intrigued by the allure of wine, he embarked on a quest to deepen his knowledge, cultivating a profound appreciation for the symbiotic relationship between site and soul in wines. Andrew joined the team in 2015 as Cellar Master, diligently honing his skills and ascending to Enologist, Assistant Winemaker, and now Head Winemaker for Odette and Adaptation.
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CORTNEY ZOLEZZI
Assistant Winemaker, PlumpJack Estate Winery
TYLER MARTIN
Associate Winemaker, CADE Estate Winery + 13th Vineyard
BOBBY KLOETZER
Assistant Winemaker, CADE Estate Winery
Sandra Roberts
Director of Sales
Lisa Sedgley
Director of DTC Sales + Hospitality
DeeAnn Graffigna
Vice President of Human Resources
Milham D. Wakin
Vice President of Finance
Zoe Gallop
Senior DTC Sales Manager
Sarah O'Rourke
Senior Hospitality Operations Manager
Emily Wilson
Marketing Manager
Rebecca Stallings
Membership Manager
Ben Wright
Outbound Sales Manager
Giselle Luce
Events Manager
Jaime Banks
Tasting Room Manager, PlumpJack Estate Winery
Kevin Ferry
Tasting Room Manager, CADE Estate Winery + CADE 13th
PLUMPJACK GROUP LEADERSHIP TEAM
Hilary Newsom
Co-President / Partner
Jeremy Scherer
Co-President / Partner
DeeAnn Graffigna
Vice President of Human Resources
Milham D. Wakin
Vice President of Finance
McKenzie Ward
Vice President of Marketing
JOHN CONOVER
GM, PlumpJack Estate Winery
GM / Partner, CADE + Odette Estate Wineries
A longtime wine industry executive, John Conover joined PlumpJack Estate Winery in 1999. Under his direction, PlumpJack has received critical acclaim for our Estate and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Before joining PlumpJack, John held sales, marketing, and management positions with Grgich Hills Estate, Monticello Cellars, and Lockwood Vineyard.
GORDON GETTY
Founder + Partner
The music of the American composer Gordon Getty has been widely performed in North America and Europe in such prestigious venues as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London's Royal Festival Hall, Vienna's Brahmssaal, and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall and Bolshoi Theatre, as well as at the Aspen, Spoleto, and Bad Kissingen Festivals. In 1986, he was honored as an Outstanding American Composer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and he was awarded the 2003 Gold Baton of the American Symphony Orchestra League.
GAVIN NEWSOM
Founder + Partner
In 1992, Gavin Newsom opened his first business, PlumpJack Wines, combining his passion for wine and his driving entrepreneurial spirit. Over the next decade, the PlumpJack Group grew under his leadership to include the many restaurants, wineries, and retail establishments in the current portfolio. In 2003, Newsom was elected the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, and in 2019 was sworn in as the Governor of California. He lives with his wife and First Partner, Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, and their four children in Sacramento, California.

For more information about Gavin Newsom, visit his website GavinNewsom.com