the
winemaker

Barry Grushkowitz joined Hopper Creek in 2005. Throughout his career he has earned many awards for his wines, particularly those crafted from Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

He works with small lot fermentations using whole cluster pressing for white grapes and hand punchdowns for all red varietals. These gentle methods help preserve fruitiness and maintain the balanced tannins of Hopper Creek wines.