meet the Team

 

  • John & Donna Freeman


    Owners, Colcanyon Estate – a pair of British expats who stumbled into the wine business when they bought the estate in 2003. A steep learning curve since then has seen them involved in all aspects of grape growing, wine production and commercialization.

  • Bob Tobias (left) and Norm Stafford (right)


    Bob is the vineyard consultant and “greenfingers” behind Colcanyon Estate Wines. He has masterfully guided every step of the growing and harvesting process culminating in exceptional fruit quality.

    Norm is the winemaker who has worked on every vintage we have produced and who keeps a careful eye over every aspect of the production process from receipt of the fruit through final bottling.

  • Julio (left) and Juan Diaz (right)


    Julio and Juan provide year round care and maintenance to the vines – from pruning to spraying, irrigation to canopy management and from pest control to harvest. We’re privileged to have them as part of the team – thanks guys !

  • Manuel Cuevas


    Manuel, and his brother Jose, own and operate our production facility – C2 Cellars – located in the Santa Ynez valley in central California. Their state of the art operation allows us to drive a high quality end product based on high quality grapes.

  • Ryan Steers


    Ryan is the Sales Manager for Colcanyon Estate Wines. Ryan has a long and varied background in the wine industry and brings a great deal of expertise in representing our wines. Ryan can be contacted at (434) 825 9733 or by email at rwsteers@gmail.com