Wine Maker– A life-long commitment to sustainability
The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and; tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.- John Muir
As an elementary schooler our winemaker, Cynthia, had the courage and gall to save the fish and the frogs in the stream near her house as the bulldozers were clearing the area to build a housing development and strip mall. Even at such a young age, it was apparent that she had an exceptional respect for the flora and fauna of the earth - and this evolved into her life-long commitment to work hand-in-hand in harmony with nature - and not against it.
Cynthia went on to undergraduate and graduate studies where she acquired degrees in landscape architecture and environmental planning. Her work as a landscape architect and environmental planner brought her in contact with the wine industry where she designed wetlands and transition zones for a number of well-known vineyards in northern California. She soon became engrossed in the wine industry which allowed her yet another creative venue to work in conjunction with nature – from yeasts to watersheds.
As her experience and respect became recognized within the industry, Cynthia was selected to join an elite team of eleven wine educators in the northern California region who represented the prestigious Constellation Brand. Cynthia currently serves as the assistant wine maker and cellar master for Two Shepherds winery, and with the 2014 harvest formed Noelle Winery and Vineyards so she could individualize her approach to winemaking and express her love and respect for nature by furthering her relationships with environmentally-friendly vineyards, and focusing her efforts on the often difficult but most nature-respectful routes to produce her wine.
Cynthia's life-long commitments to demonstrate respect and harmony when working with nature form both the core values and the basis for all of the decisions made at Noelle Winery - and we believe our unwavering commitment to these values allow us to provide a uniquely superior and enjoyable experience for our valued customers.