Napa, Calif. (March 27, 2017) – Trevor Durling has been named General Manager and Chief Winemaker for Beaulieu Vineyard, just the fifth winemaker for the iconic Napa Valley winery founded in 1900. Durling has been serving as Winemaker for Provenance and Hewitt.
Jeffrey Stambor, who joined BV in 1989 and led the winery for nearly three decades, is leaving the winery and will serve as a Beaulieu Vineyard Brand Ambassador over the next few months, departing in June. As he transitions, he remarked that he “could not imagine leaving Beaulieu Vineyards in better hands.”
Durling, a Sonoma County native, graduated from UC Davis after studying viticulture and enology. He worked harvests at Sonoma-Cutrer in the Russian River Valley and at Gloria Ferrer before joining organic producer Moon Mountain Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, where he focused on Bordeaux styled wines grown in demanding mountain terroir. He joined Provenance Founding Winemaker Tom Rinaldi in 2010, crafting wines from throughout Napa Valley but with access to top vineyards in Rutherford. Upon Rinaldi’s retirement, Durling was appointed Chief Winemaker at Hewitt and Provenance in 2015.
About Beaulieu Vineyard
Founded in 1900, Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the most historic Napa Valley wineries, and each vintage crafts Cabernet Sauvignon that remain among the most collectible. Learn more at www.bvwines.com