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Spottswoode Gate

At Spottswoode we strive for refinement, elegance, and balance, and for the fullest expression of our wines’ innate, classic structure. French oak is integrated to match our fruit’s nuances and power, and the wine is barrel-aged in the historic Kraft Cellar, a stone building that dates back to 1884.

Spottswoode Estate’s success is due in large part to a dedicated group of individuals who share a passion for producing exceptional wine. Owner Mary Novak sets the tone at the winery. Daughter Beth Novak Milliken serves as President and CEO, and Lindy Novak is the National Marketing Director.

Winemaker Aron Weinkauf manages wine production and vineyard management. Supporting him is Assistant Winemaker Landon Donley.

Rounding out our team, Peah Armstrong serves as Vice President and CFO, Erica Wallenbrock as Director of Marketing, Tiffany Minnick as Customer Service and Office Manager, Nicole Knoth as Hospitality and Events Manager, and MaryPat Sullivan as Wholesale Sales Manager. Our dedicated field crew includes Jose Luis Lopez, who has worked with us since 1982, and Trino Manzo Llamas, Jose Mora, and Jaime Gutierrez have been with the winery for more than ten years.

Spottswoode Gate

At Spottswoode we strive for refinement, elegance, and balance, and for the fullest expression of our wines’ innate, classic structure. French oak is integrated to match our fruit’s nuances and power, and the wine is barrel-aged in the historic Kraft Cellar, a stone building that dates back to 1884.

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