Grape to Glass Winemaker for CK Mondavi and Flattop Hills labels. Responsible for grower relations, winemaking, bulk wine transactions and bottling for 1.2M+ case/year brand. Herron comes to CK Mondavi and Family with 22 of winemaking experience. His vision and expertise pairs well with the CK Mondavi and Family portfolio of approachable yet complex, everyday wines.
Herron comes to CK Mondavi and Family from Texas-based Messina Hof Winery, where he served as senior winemaker and operations manager for over 6 years. Prior to that, Herron spent 7 years at Casella Family Brands in Australia where he started as senior winemaker, chief winemaker and cellar operations manager, and later became senior harvest winemaker. While there, Herron oversaw the winemaking team as Yellow Tail expanded from 50,000 cases per year to more than 12 million cases in annual production. Prior to Casell Family, Herron spent over 10 years at E&J Gallo Winery where he was senior winemaker. He holds a degree in Food and Nutritional Science with an Enology Option from California State University, Fresno.