A sixth generation Bay Area native, Timothy was born in San Francisco and grew up exploring the hills of rural west Marin, building houses in the summer, reading, and cooking. In addition to diverse interests in philosophy, history and politics, Timothy studied Plant Pathology at Cornell University While in New York, Timothy discovered the art and science of winemaking in the Finger Lakes area. Here at last he found an intersection for his passions – science, history and art, all tied to the land, the seasons, and the work of one’s hands. Timothy has made wine ever since.
In 1997, Timothy moved back to California and studied Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. He then began working his way up the Napa Valley wine ladder, starting at Stags Leap Wine Cellars and later at Opus One, and eventually directing winemaking at Cliff Lede, and the former S. Anderson.
Timothy’s wines debut with the 2005 vintage. He lives in Napa with his wife and two young children.