We are happy to announce that Nate Weis has joined Silver Oak as our future winemaker and Erin Miller has been named as our new Pinot Noir winemaker for Twomey. Both will immediately begin managing wine production from grape to bottle and serve as ambassadors for their respective wineries. Nate and Erin will fall under the direction of Daniel Baron, Silver Oak's current Winemaker and Director of Winemaking for Silver Oak and Twomey.
“Nate and Erin embody the intelligence, vision and energy of our culture – characteristics that ensure the thoughtful guidance of Silver Oak and Twomey into the future,” said our CEO David Duncan.
Nate is a Napa Valley native and second generation winemaker and joins Silver Oak with over ten years of experience, having previously worked with Patz & Hall Wine Company, Etude Wines, and most recently as Winemaker for Antica Napa Valley and Aril Wines. He will become only the third Winemaker in SilverOak's 42 year history following in the footsteps of our Director of Winemaking, Daniel Baron and our co-founder, Justin Meyer. In 2014, he was selected as a “Professional to Watch” by The North Bay Business Journal in its annual ’40 Under 40′ awards. He holds a BS in Biopsychology/Neuroscience from UC Santa Barbara, an MS in Viticulture & Enology from UC Davis and an MBA from Sonoma State University.