Winemaker

Winemaker Sam Baron

Sam Baron has spent his entire life in the vines. Growing up in Napa his first jobs were cluster counts and vineyard assessments. He studied wine in college where he obtained his degree in Viticulture and Enology. From there his winemaking journey took him all over the world. Being a potter as well, Sam’s philosophies regarding craft are that of a give and take between nature. His goal is to bring art to consumers/users of the craft and have them define the beauty within.

Sam joined the Kivelstadt Cellars team in 2017. He met Jordan and they instantly bonded over shared winemaking and winegrowing philosophies. As Winemaker, Sam divides his time between managing wholesale sales, vineyard sourcing, production, and almost everything in between. Sam’s passion for restrained and elegant wines, organic and sustainable farming, and his thirst for exploring unique California vineyards makes him right at home in the Kivelstadt family.