Renowned in the world of winemaking, Tegan Passalacqua stands as an emblem of dedication and passion for his craft. His journey commenced with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, but his ardor for viticulture led him down an alternate path. Beginning as a lab technician at Napa Wine Company, he honed his skills through night classes at Napa Junior College. Joining Turley in 2003 as a Vineyard Manager, he imbibed wisdom from luminaries like Ehren Jordan and expanded his horizons internationally, working with esteemed names in New Zealand, the Rhône Valley, and South Africa. Assuming the mantle of head Winemaker & Vineyard Manager in 2013, Tegan now orchestrates operations for 50 vineyards, showcasing an unwavering commitment to the heritage and excellence of winemaking. As a founding member of the Historic Vineyard Society, his influence extends beyond the confines of his own endeavors, shaping the industry’s landscape with his expertise and passion.