John is the developer and managing partner of Bin to Bottle Winery. In 2005, he identified a need for a service minded, custom crush only winery and found partners who had the same sensibilities. John's focus on service and client's needs comes from his tenure in the hotel industry and his education at Cornell University's Hotel School. John was an integral part of the team that developed the small Ultra-luxury hotels Campton Place in San Francisco and Checkers in downtown Los Angeles. John also worked for Montgomery Realty Investors in the research and acquisitions department acquiring hotels for their many real estate partnership funds. John performed feasibility studies and valuations for hotels, restaurants, casinos and ski areas throughout the West for Laventhol & Horwath a multinational accounting firm. John was also the Director of Real Estate for the Sharper Image and successfully located and negotiated the leases for the Sharper Image's first 30 stores. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. John also owns Total Adventures; 22 year old nationally recognized corporate team building and corporate entertainment service companies. John also makes his own wine from fruit off his ranch in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Wilkinson Family Vineyards is a Napa Valley Red Wine consisting primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Only 200 cases per year are produced.
Marco was born and raised in San Francisco, California, shortly after his parents had emigrated from Tuscany and become successful Bay Area restaurateurs. Along with wonderful Italian meals, wine was an everyday part of their North Beach household life. As a result, Marco inherited his family's appreciation for great wine and food.
Marco developed an in-depth knowledge of winemaking and viticulture through education and experience in the industry. He graduated with a degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California at Davis in 1985.
After two years at Buena Vista Winery, Marco worked as cellar master at Pine Ridge Winery for more than four years. His next stint was as the production manager for Atlas Peak Vineyards, followed by his 1994 appointment as winemaker for Pezzi King Vineyards. Just before the 1995 harvest, he became the winemaker at Pepi Winery in Oakville. While making Pepi Wines, he also took charge of the Lokoya brand after the death of celebrated winemaker and mentor Greg Upton. It was at Lokoya that Marco's reputation for making world class Cabernet Sauvignon was first established.
Mike McLoughlin brings more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry to Bin to Bottle. He has worked in production, sales, marketing and winery management.
His career in the wine business began in 1991 at a small Chardonnay winery in Napa called Costello Vineyards. Putting away his corporate tie, he donned blue jeans and jumped right into winemaking. He never dreamed about filling wine barrels, cleaning tanks or driving a tractor through the vineyard when laboring in the pits on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange.
He also never looked back as he moved from Costello Vineyards to William Hill Winery and then to Whitehall Lane Winery. At Whitehall Lane he has handled sales, marketing and production and is currently responsible for all of the above as General Manager.
Prior to working at Napa Valley wineries, Mike was an Options Floor Broker at the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
In addition to Pats involvement with Bin to Bottle, Pat is Managing Partner of Vintage Wine Estates which includes Vintage Wine Estates, Girard Winery, Cosentino Winery, Kunde Winery, IWA Wine, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Cartledge & Brown Winery and Windsor Sonoma Winery. Pat has also been actively involved with the development of Dean & DeLuca where he has served as Chief Executive Officer and still sits on the Board of Directors. Pat has also served previously as President of Chateau St. Jean and Kunde Estate Winery. Prior to that he was the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Christian Brothers and spent eight years with the Seagram Wine Company in marketing and sales capacities. Pat holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
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