Brian Mox, a winemaker rooted in the upper Midwest, initially pursued engineering until a semester exploring culinary interests altered his course. Abandoning culinary school dreams, he embraced chemistry, akin to winemaking. Mox’s journey led him from a harvest lab intern and cellar rat to pivotal roles at esteemed wineries like Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Pine Ridge. A tenure as Laird Family Estate’s inaugural Technical Director and Winemaker preceded his role at Etude Wines under Tony Soter’s guidance, influencing enduring philosophies. Mox’s winemaking ethos centers on balanced, refined, and site-expressive wines, respecting fruit quality through classical and modern methods. Beyond wine, he indulges in gardening, pickling, and canning, epitomizing a holistic approach to his craft.