Sebastopol, CA – July 16, 2013 – American Winesecrets, LLC. (Winesecrets), North America’s leading wine filtration company, has hired Luke Bohanan as a Production Winemaker at its Sebastopol, CA winery. Mr. Bohanan is a recent graduate of University of California at Davis where he earned a Masters degree in Enology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane. A former Army officer, Bohanan provides Winesecrets with proven leadership skills from tours of duty in Iraq and specific expertise in wine filtration and sensory science gained during his Masters research at the University of California at Davis.
Born in Vicenza Italy to American parents living abroad, Luke spent his formative years learning classic Italian cooking from his family and tasting through wines at the dinner table. In his five years of service as a Combat Engineer Officer, Captain Bohanan split time between leading troops on tours of duty in Iraq with tours to the European country side surrounding his unit’s home in Bamberg Germany. His passion for wine and the wine industry grew out of these experiences. “Winesecrets is a unique opportunity for me,” says Bohanan. “The company allows me combine my passion for wine and fellow veterans along with my uniquely diverse background in science and military leadership.”
“Bohanan’s focus on the technical aspects of wine finishing and leadership experience make him an ideal fit for our on-site operations,” commented Eric Dahlberg, President of American Winesecrets. “Luke will ensure that our cellar operations are second to none. We are proud to have him as a part of the Winesecrets’ team.”
As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year in the Small Private Business category, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans. The company has made veteran hires a priority and approxomately 32% of the personnel at Winesecrets have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on-job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility.
Winesecrets offers outsourced wine production services, to include VA and other taint removal, alcohol reduction, other specialized filtration, high-proof alcohol sales, and bulk wine storage.