Our Winemaker – John R. Gibson

John R. Gibson

For nearly two decades John Gibson has created some of the most exciting and innovative wines this region has seen. A veteran winemaker with over thirty years experience in the Napa Valley, including twelve years at the renowned Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, John has combined his skillful use of Calaveras fruit with his own Napa style to produce wines which have earned widespread acclaim throughout the country. As both owner and winemaker of Four Winds Cellars, John is a passionate advocate for the local wine industry and the premier destination it has become. “The vineyards of Calaveras Countyand this estate produce wines of exceptional quality and balance,” comments John. “Our red varietals offer deep and rich fruit, with earthy overtones while our whites have lovely, crisp, fruit driven qualities. I am very proud to be part of the winemaking tradition here and strive each day to produce wines which demonstrate that unmistakable Sierra Foothills signature.”

 

Winemaker’s Philosophy

“My winemaking style is committed to the footprint of the vineyard – an individual footprint that carries through into every bottle of wine that I produce. In the vineyard we strive to grow the most intense fruit possible, waiting all year for the right flavor and balance to develop. In the cellar, our goal is to preserve that same quality in our wines.”