Ashley Heisey has decades of winemaking experience under her belt, both in the U.S. and abroad. With a Masters in Enology from University of California, Davis, Heisey leads our team of estate winemakers to craft wines that are the truest reflections of their terroir. Her time at Far Niente, Opus One, Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg, as well as stints in Rheingau and Bordeaux coupled with her winemaking philosophy make her the perfect fit for Long Meadow Ranch. She lives in Yountville with her husband and sons.
Sal Godinez brings 30 years of experience and a well-rounded perspective to Long Meadow Ranch’s winemaking team as our Mayacamas Estate winemaker. Godinez has held posts at some of Napa Valley’s most respected wineries, including Freemark Abbey, Saintsbury, Vine Hill and Odette Estates. With a background in both winemaking and viticulture, Godinez oversees the production of our Mayacamas Estate wines, as well as our white wines, grappa, and vinegar. He lives in St Helena with his family.
A native of Burgundy, France, Stéphane Vivier’s old-world sensibilities are ideally suited for his role as winemaker at our Anderson Valley Estate. With degrees in viticulture and enology from Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, Stéphane culivated his vineyard and cellar skills at Pommard, Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, before working as a young winemaker in Switzerland, New Zealand and the Russian River. Prior to Long Meadow Ranch, Stéphane was the winemaker for Hyde de Villaine, famed co-director of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Aubert de Villaine and Larry Hyde’s partnership winery. He maintains his position as consulting winemaker today, as well as overseeing his own label, Vivier, with his wife.