Brian Wortmann


Brian got his first exposure to wine when he was 11 or 12, traveling in France and Italy with his grandfather. “On that trip, I learned how to approve a bottle at dinner by swirling, sniffing, and tasting. The Italians got a huge kick out of a young American kid testing their wines; the French were not equally amused.”

After earning his degree in Biology, he found his way to the wine industry, cutting his teeth at Biodynamic pioneer Benziger. He discovered us in 2015: “Everything about DaVero just made sense to me. First off, I loved every wine I tasted. But once I got to experience the property, I was hooked.” So were we, on him!

Brian eagerly shares both his knowledge and his passion with everyone who visits.