Wine Makers

Nate Castillo

Nate’s passion lies in many areas. Just out of high school he studied Kinesiology and became a certified massage therapist. He went on to teach advanced snowboarding and he taught skiing to children and people with disabilities.
Music of course is a lifelong passion and he is an accomplished song writer who plays drums and guitar. Nate may be one of the only Singing Sommeliers in the area. If it is slow in the tasting room ask him to sing a song or two. More

Jesse Castillo

Although he works all week running Castillo Construction, Jess can usually be found at the property on the weekends. He continues to make improvements to the Estate that welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Jess is proud to share his stunning creations with all who find their way to the Shire. He is also known for the food he prepares for friends, family and Wine Club Members. We all look forward to anything he may desire to share with us.

Michael Peters

A little introduction… I was lucky to have grown up in the vineyards of Alexander and Russian River Valleys. By the age of 12, I was driving a tractor and working the vineyards with my father and grandfather.
Along with the Four generations of family farming that preceded me, I found my passion to be in the winery. An Enology and Chemistry Degree from Fresno State would be the building blocks for me to dive in to a blessed life of winemaking and a journey around the world! More


Vivienne Castillo

Vivienne has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She has created our marketing and label art which is collected by many. You will find some of her paintings hanging in the tasting room alongside the bottles which display her creativity.
Vivienne is currently working on the graphics for a Video game. She is an accomplished singer of Opera and all other genres of music. She plays guitar and composes her own music and lyrics. More

Roni Jo Castillo

Roni Jo finds much gratification working with her family and getting to know the patrons who visit. To her, the best part of the wine business is cultivating relationships and observing others doing the same.
She loves to sing and with the urging of her kids has begun to entertain folks in the tasting room upon request. She also had the privilege of singing mass at the Vatican with her daughter Vivienne. Roni Jo makes her own lavender oil and blends essential oils for healing and is a practicing Hypnotherapist and Aromatherapist as well. She has participated in the design of the exterior and created the designs of the interiors on the property.