Chris Munsell grew up in Southern California yet spent summers with his grandmother at the family vineyard in the North Coast’s Solano County. Those formative years gave Chris a deep connection to viticulture which he relies on today in all the wines he crafts. As a college student, he interned at wineries in California and France before graduating from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Fermentation Science, specializing in Viticulture and Enology.
Chris has nearly three decades of winemaking experience most recently spanning the West Coast of the US from Washington to Santa Barbara.
He has been the Director of Winemaking for Edna Valley Vineyard since 2011. In this time, he has developed a deep connection to the Central Coast and knows what makes it one of the best places to grow and make world-class wines.
When he’s not in the vineyard or the cellar, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, horseback riding with his wife, engaging with his four sons in Boy Scouting and still somehow finds the time to be a volunteer firefighter.