Marisa Taylor brings her vast experience crafting red blends and Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon from the finest fruit from Napa Valley vineyards to the Terlato label.
Growing up amongst the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, Marisa Taylor seemed destined for a career in winemaking. At a young age, she recalls visits to the vineyards to watch her godfather, a vineyard manager, work the vines. Like most people who grow up in wine country, wine was a typical fixture at her family’s dinner table. During those impressionable years, Marisa developed a deep appreciation for the process of taking grapes from vine to glass, generating a spark that would become her professional calling.
Today, Marisa lends her passion, knowledge and experience to create Terlato Family Cabernet Sauvignon wines as well as several Bordeaux-style blends, including the iconic EPISODE. Her deep knowledge of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and other red grapes in the Rutherford and Atlas Peak appellations enables her to read the vines like a book, anticipating the world-class blends she will create each year. She is happy, challenged and enjoys all aspects of winemaking. In her free time, Marisa enjoys quilting, gardening and entertaining family and friends.