Natalie WinklerAssistant Winemaker
Prior to joining the Westwood team, Natalie was assistant winemaker and vineyard manager at Mill Creek Vineyard and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, California. In the off season of 2013, she traveled to Victoria, Australia for harvest at Delatite Winery. During harvest in 2015 she worked in Bordeaux at Chateau Fontenil; owned and operated by Dany and Michel Rolland. Vintage experience in California, Bordeaux, Spain and Australia has provided Natalie with an array of global winemaking techniques.
In addition to Westwood, she apprentices with Philippe Coderey, biodynamic vineyard consultant, at various estates throughout Sonoma and Napa. When she’s not covered in grape muck or tendrils, you can generally find her outside running, hiking, rock climbing, gardening, or skiing.