A native Northern Californian, Ron grew up next to Napa and Sonoma. After spending 21 years with the Solano County Sheriffs Department he retired and followed his passion for wine. He worked as a sommelier/wine director in some of San Francisco's top restaurants including Hakkasan, Wayfare Tavern and Ame. He now is the resident sommelier at Signorello Estate Winery in Napa. Since Ron has been there the winery has been named one of Food & Wine Magazines top ten wine and food experiences in the nation.