It Begins in the Vineyard

From the very beginning, we knew we had a unique piece of land for winegrowing.

The Three Soils

Cameron Parry

Cam has been an integral member of the winemaking team at Chateau Montelena since 2004, and was named winemaker in 2008. As such, he is responsible for management of all winemaking, cellar activity, and laboratory protocol – under the direction of Master Winemaker Bo Barrett.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cam moved to the Napa Valley in 1998 and worked in several wineries before enrolling in UC Davis to begin his studies toward a Masters degree in Food Science, with a focus in Enology, which he completed in 2002. He holds undergraduate degrees in Biology (BS), Microbiology (BS), and Spanish (BA) from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Cam lives in Calistoga with his wife Stephanie and their daughters June and Harper.