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

Auteur Winemaker 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.

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.

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.

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.

Direct to Consumer & Membership Coordinator

Rescuing us during the post-pandemic surge, Casey jumped in with grace and wit. As a former lead sommelier at a Michelin star restaurant, she is a natural at talking wine – without an ounce of pretention.