Andy Erickson has lived and worked in the Napa Valley since 1994, having redirected his efforts away from engineering and medicine, and toward growing grapes and making wine. Solidly hooked after his first harvest at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Andy went on to study enology at UC Davis while working with Spottswoode and Saintsbury wineries. After receiving his graduate degree, Andy officially embarked on an early winemaking career that would span over ten years between Harlan Estate, Staglin Family Vineyards and Screaming Eagle.
Moving from full-time gigs to a range of independent consulting in 2011, Andy now has his hands in some of the most spectacular fruit grown in Napa Valley— currently Dalla Valle, Arietta, Dancing Hares Vineyard and Ovid—while also at the helm of his own brands, Favia Wines and Leviathan. Additionally, Andy is leading the winemaking program at the historic Mayacamas Vineyards, while continuing to cultivate his predisposition for growing things, creating, building, cooking, fermenting, preserving, and of course, enjoying the end results from all of the above.
Andy proudly lives in Coombsville, Napa Valley, with his viticulturist wife, Annie, and their two daughters.
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