Meet the Team

WINEMAKER: Andy Erickson

CONSULTING WINEMAKER: Michel Rolland

VINTNERS: Paula Brooks & Bob Cook

“We came into this business loving wine and loving Napa but also knowing that we wanted to work with the most respected people in the business – if they would have us! Over the years we have come to not only thoroughly enjoy the members of our team, we have become friends. What better combination to produce something of which we are all very proud.”

Winemaker

Andy Erikson

“Since arriving in Napa in 1994, I have been drawn to wines derived from special vineyard sites. The Dancing Hares vineyard certainly has all of the elements that has led to a very compelling wine. In my time here in the Napa Valley I have also been lucky to work with talented and passionate people. Meeting Bob and Paula, and seeing their serious commitment to the vineyard, it was easy to see that we would work well together.”

Andy has worked with some of Napa Valley’s premiere wine producers, including Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Ovid, Newton Vineyard, and Spottswoode. He was the winemaker at Staglin Family Vineyard for the 2001 and 2002 vintages. Since that time Andy has taken on several winery clients, including Dalla Valle, Arietta, and Dancing Hares Vineyard. Andy and his wife Annie also make their own wines under the labels Favia and Leviathan.

Consulting Winemaker

Michel Rolland

Michel Rolland’s reputation as a winemaker and oenologist is well known throughout the wine world. He consults literally around the world with some of the best known wineries both large and small.

Vintners

Paula Brooks
& Bob Cook

Paula Brooks
Paula is now a full time vintner, after a career as an executive and entrepreneur in the software business. She serves on several local nonprofit boards and is on the Board of Governors at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Bob Cook
Bob is now a full time vintner, after spending 30 years in the computer software business as a serial entrepreneur. He is also an active philanthropist. In 1993, he endowed the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which has evolved into one of the most highly respected public honors college programs in the country. His first book Cooch and his just published second novel Patriot and Assassin are available on Amazon.com.

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