Born and raised in west Sonoma County, Gavin didn’t anticipate the impact the local wine industry would have on his life. Trying to find his path after high school, he found himself working for a family friend and local wine grower. Following a harvest in South Australia and three harvests in the Russian River Valley, Gavin entered the Viticulture and Enology program at UC Davis. Entering his final year as an undergraduate, he hopes to pursue another international harvest opportunity in New Zealand or Burgundy before settling down to trap gophers in the outskirts of Sebastopol. Outside of wine related pleasures, his time is spent barbequing with friends, playing games both on a board or a field, and doing anything that involves a jet-ski, Seinfeld or the hills of Sonoma county.