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.
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 cultivated 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.
A California native, Justin Carr refined his winemaking skills in Napa, Sonoma and New Zealand before joining Long Meadow Ranch. Inspired by the combination of science, art, and the active lifestyle of winemaking, Carr received degrees in both Economics and Viticulture & Enology from the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis respectively. He went on to hold positions at Hourglass, Rudd, Lynmar, Craggy Range, Patz & Hall, and Cakebread before joining Long Meadow Ranch as our Rutherford Estate Winemaker. Justin lives in Napa with his wife and daughter.
Tim Wilson began his career as an attorney in Sydney, his hometown, but soon realized his true interests were in winemaking. After receiving a Master of Viticulture and Oenology from Australia’s Charles Sturt University, Wilson went on to hold posts at wineries in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Willamette Valley, Sonoma County, and Napa Valley before joining Long Meadow Ranch. Wilson is the winemaker for our Farmstead wines and supports the winemaking team as Production and Operations Manager.