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Ranch Hands

It takes a small army to harvest, produce, and bottle our fine vintages. We owe a great deal to our original Ranch Hands and the many volunteers who have continued to help in the Winery's growth. We currently have six individuals who dedicate their attention to producing, delivering, and serving our Award-Winning Wines and Hand-Crafted Hard Ciders.

Richard KrumwiedeOwner / Winemaker / Grower

Never known for doing things "halfway," Richard has parlayed his original career as a renowned Southern California Landscape Architect into being an award-winning, UC Davis Certified winemaker, and viticulturalist.

Elizabeth KrumwiedeOwner/Tasting Room Manager

Elizabeth is on to her second career after her first as homemaker and mother to two wonderful kids. In addition to her duties on the Ranch, she is a painter known for her watercolors. Evidence of her creative spirit can be found throughout Dart Canyon. 

 

Andrew KrumwiedeRanch Hand/Assistant Winemaker

Drew graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. His excursions in plant propagation can be found throughout the Ranch and his skill has been important to the rehabilitation and expansion of our orchard. Plus, he's a heckuva cellar rat!

 

Darby
Adame
Wine Club Manager/
Guest Hospitality

Darby manages the billing, allotments and customer service for the wine club. She is the consummate hospitality professional having earned an AA degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute and has worked alongside many renowned chefs and restaurateurs. 

 

 

Dave
BombaOrchard/Vineyard Manager & Cellar Rat

Dave is our jack of all trades. His experience as a landscape contractor and construction manager has prepared him to be the perfect individual to manage the day-to-day maintenance and care of our vineyards and orchards. His experience and skill are key to the continued growth and expansion of the Ranch.

Chrystal
Jones Guest Hospitality

Chrystal is our newest associate coming to us with a career dedicated to the food and hospitality industry. She’s a people person and a lover of fine wine who exudes sunshine and laughter. In addition to her work at the Ranch, she is a pastry chef for a popular local restaurant.