Director of Vineyard Operations
Dan’s winegrowing career began with a B.S. in Viticulture and minor in Plant Science from Fresno State University. After school, he worked as the Assistant Winemaker at Domaine Alfred followed by Viticulturist at Rhys Vineyards. In 2007, Dan took the position as Winegrower (vineyard manager/winemaker) at Johan Vineyards, an 88-acre certified Organic/Biodynamic, dry farmed and minimally tilled vineyard/winery in the Willamette Valley. He views making wine through the lens of an organic farmer and treats his cellar philosophy like his farming approach, all fermentations are un-inoculated with minimal additions/interventions.
In 2011, Dan and his wife Kim Hamblin started Art+Science Cider+Wine on their property, Roshambo ArtFarm, a 50-acre farm that has hay fields, pastures, an annual music festival and a 15-acre diversified, no-till, Biodynamic, dry farmed, resilient orchard. Dan also consults for a few vineyards, orchards, wineries and cideries with interests in Organic/Biodynamic farming and low intervention wine/cider production.