Cellarmaster - Red Wine
Charley Johnson manages our red wine cellar program and assists with our white wine making. Charley has his Bachelor’s degree in Wine & Viticulture from Cal Poly. At Cal Poly, Charley was a winemaker for the 2009 Cal Poly wines where he thoroughly enjoyed developing the wines; including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chardonnay/Viognier blend, and a Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah blend. Pursuing a passion for producing Bordeaux varietals, Charley moved to the Napa Valley where he worked at Duckhorn Wine Company in the cellar for three years, becoming well-versed in quality winemaking practices.
Charley grew up in Fresno where his family was involved in agriculture. He enjoys golfing and exploring hiking trails when he is not working on LMR wines.