Chris developed his passion for wine growing on Summer break, working harvest in the vineyards of a family friend. His interest in wine began raiding his father’s wine cellar. Chris has worked in wineries in Sta. Rita Hills, Napa Valley, Adelaide Hills in Australia, and the Chianti region in Italy. Through these experiences, a strong urge arose in Chris to bridge the gap between winemaking and grape growing. In 2007, Chris came on full-time to help Rajat and Sashi in the development of the Domaine de la Côte vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills. In 2013, he launched his own small vineyard management company which farms a handful of small, organically grown, estate vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.
Chris and his wife, Deanna, own a small winery called De Su Propia Cosecha, which focuses on Rhône-style wines.
Chris is an avid organic gardener, husband, and father of two.