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Herencia Wines

Charles Keller, Winemaker

Winemaker Charles Keller

Back in his early 20’s, Charles began exploring and sampling various wines whileliving in New Jersey. Years later he realized it was time to follow his dream of becoming a winemaker so in August of 2005, he set off with his wife, Cyndi and their two older dogs, Caymus and Tucker, for Napa Valley to study Viticulture and Enology. Throughout his academic studies, Charles worked at well-known wineries where he was an integral part of various Production and Winemaking teams for Robert Mondavi Winery, Raymond Winery, Rudd Winery and Jessup Cellars. In these various roles, he gained tremendous knowledge and skills from prominent winemakers in the Napa Valley which has allowed him to make outstanding, premium wines and become a superior winemaker. Besides his obvious passion for wine, Charles enjoys barbequing, hiking with his one and half year old Parti Poodle, Maya, listening to music and spending time keeping up to date on the newest innovations in the winemaking industry. One of his all-time favorite moments is when he can speak one on one with a “newbie” about wines/winemaking and share all he knows while answering all of their questions. His love and passion for wine can’t be missed. With their feet firmly planted in California Charles and Cyndi reside in Napa with their pup, Maya. Charles holds a degree in Viticulture and Enology.