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Eileen Crane - Founding Winemaker and President - draped in a pale purple shawl, while leaning on a tree in the gardens of Domaine Carneros
  • Eileen Crane - Founding Winemaker and President - dressed in shades of purple in front of the Domaine Carneros building - head shot

    Eileen Crane

    Founding Winemaker and President

    Often referred to as America’s Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, Eileen Crane has spent more than 30 years in the industry. This makes her the most experienced sparkling winemaker in the United States. Selected personally by Claude Taittinger for the position of President/Winemaker of Domaine Carneros, Eileen oversaw the planning and development of our beautiful Carneros landmark château, vineyards and winemaking facility. Carneros and Eileen Crane go together, as do Carneros and sparkling wine.

  • TJ Evans - Pinot Noir Winemaker - wearing a brown body warmer, stood inside the winery in front of stacked barrels

    TJ Evans

    Pinot Noir Winemaker

    TJ joined our team in May 2008 to head up still wine production, with emphasis on Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has been the common thread throughout his career. After completing his MS at UC Davis in 1997, he began his career at La Crema winery in the Russian River, California. Vintages at other Californian wineries followed and after 3 years developing a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ranch in southern Chile, TJ finally settled at Carneros.