Green & Red Vineyard, in Napa Valley, has brought on Aaron Whitlatch as its new Winemaker, replacing former Winemaker Michael Penn who will continue to consult for the winery. Whitlatch has over 12 years of experience making wine, most recently as Assistant Winemaker at Mayacamas, where he worked for the past 5 vintages. Prior to the wine industry, Whitlatch spent 8 years in biotech as a fermentation and purification scientist. Having worked for Professor Mark Matthews while at UC-Davis and Francisco Araujo at Atlas Vineyard Management, Whitlatch also brings a strong background in viticulture to Green & Red and will be applying that expertise to Green & Red’s three mountainside vineyards.
Green & Red Vineyard was founded by Jay Heminway over forty years ago and is well known for its estate Zinfandel wines, including making the house Zinfandel for Chez Panisse Restaurant, in Berkeley California, for over 35 years.