Behind the Scenes
Brent McKoy has been involved in the production of premium wines for the past twelve years. He got his start working as a harvest intern in Napa Valley where he developed a particular love of Cabernet Sauvignon and its complex nature. After further apprenticing at several luxury Cabernet vintners, the path of his career led him to the Russian River Valley where he currently holds the position of Assistant Winemaker at a long established producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The considerable challenges associated with crafting these finessed wines have ably prepared him for the somewhat different circumstances consistent with the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. Brent enjoys the inherent variety of extraction and palate building techniques that the varietal offers, along with the dynamics of a longer growing season in the vineyard. A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Brent is an avid cook and loves all things food and wine. He lives in Windsor, CA with his wife and two young daughters.
Mark Osborne grew up in Adelaide surrounded by the wine regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, and McLaren Vale. His earliest childhood memories are of exploring the dark, aromatic barrel halls of the Barossa Valley while his parents tasted wine. After leaving school to work for the Australian Post, Mark became restless and made a decision to broaden his horizons by attending university. Not knowing exactly which path to pursue, he narrowed it down to the three options of Volcanology, Archeology, and Enology. Australia has a relatively concise history and no volcanoes, so the memories of exploring wine caves in his youth made Enology a clear and obvious choice. Four years later he received a Bachelor of Wine Science with High Distinction and embarked upon a career that has spanned three continents in twelve years. A competitive mountain cyclist, endurance athlete, and marathoner, Mark has found California and its abundant natural wonders the perfect place to call home.
Jeff Gore and Tom Galvin are natives of Jupiter, Florida, and are lifelong friends. They are both enthusiastic wine connoisseurs with a heightened interest in Cabernet Sauvignon. Creating a wine of their own became a dream fulfilled when Jeff’s discussions with Brent, his brother-in-law, went from casual talk over family dinners to a solid plan. Growing up in a coastal community, they both enjoy time at the beach, boating and enjoying great wines with friends and family after a day of golf. Jeff lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters. Tom resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and two sons.