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.
The HTC mini phone purchased 10million units of a song written by Nate performed by Shane Smit, previously of Overtone and the reality series Mrs. Eastwood and Co.
Nate and Shane are in production with another song or two, so we will be waiting to hear the next one on the radio!!
Now, you know where his loyalty lies when we can’t get him to leave his tasting room to go snowboarding. His passion for wine exceeds all others.
He loves learning and teaching about wine. He gets excited to know the reason that many of the alcoholic beverages exist.
The architecture & history of wine is so interesting and he loves to share it with others.
It is also a social tool that hurdles language or cultural separations. As one of the youngest Winemakers in America,
Nate is doing his best to create a protocol for the Santa Clara Valley and to be a part of putting our region on the world map of wine making.