Our Team

Founding Winemaker

Bob Blue

Bob is a pioneer in the organic wine arena and Bonterra’s founding winemaker, with deep roots in Mendocino’s vineyards.

Beyond Bonterra, Bob is also a passionate table tennis player. So passionate, in fact, that he has a table tennis robot that has trained him to play ambidextrously!

Lead Winemaker

Jeff Cichocki

Jeff joined the Bonterra team in 2007 and has been an incredible – and ongoing – wealth of knowledge and inspiration for our group.

Beyond Bonterra, Jeff’s three desert island songs are High and Dry – Radiohead, Simple Song – Shins, and Do You Realize? – Flaming Lips (all enjoyed with a cold beer, of course).

Organic & Biodynamic Winemaker

Sebastian Donoso

A passion for organic and sustainable practices infuses every aspect of Sebastian Donoso’s work as a winemaker for Bonterra Organic Vineyards.

Director of Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards

Joseph Brinkley

Joseph is really passionate about farming and he truly believes in Biodynamic. “I’m enjoying learning the details of farming land, including best practices for compost and soil management—and gaining insight to anything that contributed to the overall health of the farm,”

Organic Vineyard Manager

Matt Tollini

Matt is a lifelong resident of Mendocino County and grew up in the family business, Tollini Vineyards of Redwood Valley.

Beyond Bonterra, Matt’s signature dish is his famous spaghetti which he enjoys preparing with a refreshing beer in hand!

Grower Relations Manager

Jon Holzapfel

Jon takes a balanced and focused approach when it comes to working with new vineyards. “I like to look at things holistically, and evaluate the potential of each site based on its natural resources and the inputs of the team supporting it.”.




Organic farming requires passion and dedication. Our farm partners set incredibly high standards for their organic practices, resulting in the highest quality grapes, full of expression.


Before you go…a delicious offer!

Join our mailing list and receive 20% off your first order!