Family and friends have been working and playing together for 30 years now; and though the amount and color of our hair may have changed, we are still having fun.
Since Mike is the oldest in the company he carries the title of President. Mike helps in Sales and Marketing and is the chief cook, bottle washer, and entertainer.
General Manager & Chief Executive Officer
Mike runs the business of the business. Compliance, accounting and banking are in his hands. The Ex Mayor of Santa Rosa and past City Council Member, his talents transcend the mundane business world.
After graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in Biology and Chemistry, Evelyn heeded the advice of friends and took a temporary harvest job at Chateau St Jean. 26 years later, she is still in this crazy business, focusing on Russian River wines at Taft Street with the original “founding fathers.”
Assistant Winemaker & Lab Director
Heather Heraty is Taft Street Winery’s Assistant Winemaker and Lab Director. Having been raised in a household with parents in the wine industry, Heather has also decided to pursue a career in winemaking. She is the second generation to begin her career in a Sonoma County winery lab.
Key Account Manager
Clayton, who resides with his family in the city of Sonoma, brings with him 21 years of wine industry experience, primarily with the well regarded Benziger Family Winery. Clayton covers our Northern California market.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Jake left a previous career in corporate America to join the family business. Now working along side family and friends, Jake is excited to build the brand and help continue this 30 year adventure.
Kaitlyn is prepared to help you experience Taft Street wines in our tasting room or take advantage of the many things our President’s Club has to offer to its members.
Tasting Room Staff
Greg and Kristian are here to pour Taft Street’s favorite wines each and every day. Stop in and say hi!
The crew of fantastic and dedicated workers who bring the fine Taft Street wines to reality. Our cellar crew includes Alberto Munoz, Seann Averill, and Odon Hernandez.
Dooley is partial to pinot noir, but he’ll take whatever he can get.
Finnegan arrived one day and never left. You’ll find him lounging in sun on the tasting room patio.