|Whitford Winery, Napa, CA
Whitford Cellars - The Winery
Whitford Cellars was founded in 1983. In the early years, Dunc, with Pat's able help, performed all the crushing, pressing and related tasks, including climbing into stainless steel tanks to blast them with pressure cleaners and pumping wine into oak barrels so that the wines could age properly.
In the early nineties, production of Whitford's wines was overseen by the legendary, but now deceased, winemaker, Andre Tchelistcheff. He was a delightful and talented winemaker and Pat and Dunc greatly enjoyed working with and learning from him and his wonderful wife, Dorothy.
Whitford"s wines are now being produced by the highly skilled winemaking team of Ken and Teresa Bernards. In July of 2004, Rob Fischer,a graduate of the Fresno State Enology department , joined the team. Ken has served as winemaker for Whitford since 1997 and Teresa joined him in 2000.