THE TEAM

 
 
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Bastien Leduc

Vineyard Manager & Winemaker

Bastien is an amateur botanist, a budding beekeeper, a sometimes surfer, a Red Sox convert, and an avid photographer. When he is not chasing around his one-year-old daughter, he can usually be found in the vineyard.

Bastien grew up helping his father on the family’s organic vineyard in the southwest of France, where he became an advocate of agroecology. He holds a degree in viticulture and oenology as well as in organic agricultural consulting. His wanderlust led him to work in a wide range of viticultural regions—in Gaillac, the Loire Valley, Bandol, Cognac, and Bordeaux in France and in the Upper Hunter Valley, the Clare Valley, and the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. From 2007 to 2009, he served as winemaker and vineyard manager for Château Beau Rivage in the Haut-Médoc. He moved to California in 2010 to work as the Vineyard Manager for Domaine de la Terre Rouge in the Sierra Foothills before joining the Seven Oxen Estate Wines team as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker.

 

Adriana Neal

General Manager

Adriana is an outdoor enthusiast, a Michigan Wolverine and a traveler who loves visiting friends and new places. No matter where she travels, she always returns home with a deeper appreciation of the beautiful Central California landscape.

Adriana learned about environmental responsibility and organic living from her mom and about wine from her dad.  She has always been interested in design and stewardship of space and resources.  In 2007 she moved from the Bay Area to the Central Coast, where she received a masters in City and Regional Planning at Cal Poly.  She has worked as a consultant in the field of planning since graduating, with a focus on graphics and visual communication. She has been general manager of Seven Oxen Estate Wines since 2013.

 
 
 
 

The Seven Oxen Estate Wines Family

Seven Oxen Estate Wines is the product of efforts by an incredible team of friends, family, and associates who have generously donated their time, shared their wealth of knowledge, and offered their love and support to us throughout this journey. We are continually grateful for the people in our lives who help make Seven Oxen Estate Wines a success.