Sebastian Donoso

Sebastian Donoso

A passion for organic and sustainable practices infuses every aspect of Sebastian Donoso’s work as a winemaker for Bonterra Organic Vineyards. Sebastian grew up around vineyards in his native Chile, ultimately deciding to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Enology and Viticulture at California State University, Fresno. At CSU Fresno, Sebastian further refined his craft working under John Giannini, lead winemaker at Fresno State Winery and head of the school’s globally recognized enology and viticulture program.

 

Sebastian joined Bonterra Organic Vineyards in early 2017 from Campovida, a family-owned winery in Hopland, California, where he established an acclaimed winemaking program based on small-lot, vineyard-designated wines from organic and biodynamic Mendocino County vineyards

 

Sebastian collaborates closely with Jeff Cichocki, lead winemaker for Bonterra Organic Vineyards, helping to shape the long-term vision for the company’s growing organic and biodynamic winemaking program

Bob Blue

Lead Winemaker

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!

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).

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!

Jon Holzapfel

Ad Bonterra’s Grower Relations Manager, 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.”

Our Farm Partners

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.

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