Associate Winemaker- Brandlin Estate
As our associate winemaker, Becky George brings more than 15 years of winemaking experience gained on three continents and at some of the finest wineries in the world to her role at Brandlin Estate. Hailed as one of the most talented winemakers of her generation, Becky works alongside our acclaimed VP of winemaking, Steve Rogstad, to craft a small portfolio of renowned wines that embody the beauty, power and elegance of our historic estate vineyard high on the slopes of Mt. Veeder.
Raised in a small town in California’s Mojave Desert, Becky discovered an affinity for biology and botany at an early age. Inspired to pursue a career in wine, she attended UC Davis. While earning her B.S. in viticulture & enology, Becky spent a year abroad at the University of Adelaide in Australia, where she began to develop a global winemaking perspective. This perspective deepened when Becky was awarded a prized fellowship from the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin to spend six months working at Burgundy’s famed Domaine Méo-Camuzet. In the years that followed, Becky continued honing her craft at such highly respected wineries as Schramsberg Vineyards and Marcassin, before joining the team at Calistoga’s Kelly Fleming Wines. Over the next decade—the last eight as winemaker—Becky earned acclaim making estate-grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc working alongside noted Consulting Winemaker Francoise Peschon and Vineyard Manager Mike Wolf.
At Brandlin Estate, Becky continues to explore her love for crafting wines that eloquently embody their vineyard origins and the majesty of our nearly 100-year-old estate on Mt. Veeder. Passionately committed to sustainability, she also works to preserve the health and vitality of our vineyard for future generations. “There is so much history in our vineyard,” says Becky. “This site has endured for almost a century because it produces wines that are as unique as they are extraordinary. Crafting wines that embody the essence of this place, this mountain, is both a privilege and a pleasure.