ABOUT US | WINEMAKER: CHRIS STANTON
Envisioning a one-of-a-kind winery experience, Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room, a premier property on Califonria's Central Coast, is excited to bring on veteran wineaker, J. Crhis Stanton, to head up operations in Paso Robles.
With more than 20 years' experience in the industry, Stanton has a fruitful history of releasing highly rated and reviewed wines throughout the Central Valley and Coast. His eye for simplicity in his use of the land and the grapes pairs well with Bianchi's goal of creatin gtimeless classics under it's label. while continuing expansion into the super and ultra-premium markets. Adding to it's already knowledgeable staff, Standon will continue the Bianchi tradition of making excellent wines at the serene 40-acre estate in Paso Robles. Stanton steps in for Bianchi's longtime winemaker, Tom Lane, who retired at the end of 2016.
"We're thrilled to bring Chris onboard and are confident that his simple, but thorough and passionate approach to winemaking will fit quite well at Bianchi," said proprietor, Beau Bianchi.
Previous to joining Bianchi Winery, Stanton teamed up with his brother to start Sobriquet Winery in Napa Valley, Calif. Together they crafted four Sobriquet wines - a PInot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay, which consistently received 90+ ratings since its inception in 2008. The UC Davis graduate served also as the general manager at Blackjack Ranch Vineyard & Winery in Solvang, Calif., where he was responsible for making more than 20 unique wines. He oversaw wine operations at Koehler Vineyards & Winery in Los Olivos, Calif. and Mayo Family Winery in Glen Ellen, Calif. At these estates, Stanton was able to hone his craft, becoming known as one of the premier winemakers in California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.
Stanton's passion for winemaking paired wiht his knowledge of the region, aligns with Bianchi Winery's mission to create wines as exquisite as the surreal scenery and rich history of Paso Robles.
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