Team

Personal touch is the cornerstone of our wines – it is in being ourselves – that we thrive.

Auteur Winemaker Kenneth Juhasz
KENNETH JUHASZ
Winemaker | Founder

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.

LAURA JUHASZ
Chief of Operations | Founder

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.

ANGIE
Director of Sales and Marketing

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
National Sales

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.

Susie Richards of Sonoma is part of the Hospitality and Membership Team at Auteur Wines
SUSIE
Hospitality & Membership Ambassador

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.

Stephanie Perez Auteur Team Portfolio Picture
STEPHANIE
Hospitality & Sales Ambassador

Born and raised in California, Stephanie’s heart and soul is making guests feel at home. Proud of her Filipino heritage, she loves to explore and travel the world to study wine and coffee.