Shawn grew up with roots in Texas and the Central Coast of California. He studied Business Management at California Lutheran University before moving to the Napa Valley to follow his calling— viticulture and winemaking. From 2002 to 2012 he learned the craft from some of the most respected winemakers in the Valley.

Shawn created a personal and unique style, which translated into the production of a series of highly regarded wines from 2014 to 2017. He joined our team in 2018, just in time to oversee the inaugural vintage of our portfolio of terroir-driven single vineyard wines.

Shawn believes in cultivating wines in the vineyard first, with an emphasis on improving the health of the soil through organic farming. He crafts fresh, layered, structured wines with minimal intervention that showcase terroir over technique—sharing fundamental values with the ethos of Amulet Estate.