"I never wanted to be in the service industry, never wanted to be a lawyer or anything like that," he says. "I always wanted to do something tactile. To make something you could hold in your hand and appreciate."
A Sacramento native, Charlie earned his Viticulture and Enology degree at UC Davis in 2000. Internships took him to Napa, Australia and the south of France before he began his distinguished career at some of the most respected wineries in Northern California.
His winemaking philosophy is to "always exceed expectations" and it has borne fruit at Fetzer, where our wines have won more than 200 awards in recent years. Fetzer's commitment to earth-friendly practices already comes naturally to Charlie. "The sustainable message was something I knew and admired before I took the job. It makes me even more proud to work here."
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