Personal touch is the cornerstone of our wines – it is in being ourselves – that we thrive.
As a son of a Hungarian refugee, survival, and freedom resonated early to break free from traditional thinking. The discovery of Pinot Noir offered infinite possibilities fed the constant need for discovery. Kenneth’s pathway to Pinot began with exploring Burgundy and Europe, working harvests, and consulting in Willamette Valley, New Zealand, Napa, and Sonoma. In 2003, we started Auteur with the simple goal to make the best Pinot in California.
Raised in Wisconsin, Laura has a Midwest sensibility and is never one to sit still. As the wife of the winemaker and partner, she relishes wearing lots of hats and being in the constant swings of the winery operations.
Always wearing a smile and laugh to welcome you to Auteur, Angie is the rock and the backbone to keeping all the pieces together.
Michelle is a warm-hearted, carefree Californian with polish and charm and a killer sense of humor and loves sharing our wines with you across the country.
Rooted with over fourteen years of wine experience in Sonoma, Susie is full of grace and charisma and happens to love Burgundian-style wines, great music, and love of photography.
Originally from Toronto, Patrick brings his cellar-background and knowledge with a twist of down-to-earth energy to our wines.