The ultimate blend of science and art drove David to embark on a career in winemaking. Today he has more than 15 years of experience in the wine industry in California, Oregon, Australia and Washington state. After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, David worked at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California as a harvest lab intern. In that same year, David returned to Washington and joined Chateau Ste. Michelle as a lab technician through 2006. Realizing winemaking was his true passion and wanting to gain more experience in different wine regions, David took a winemaking internship with Zilzie Wines in Victoria, Australia. Upon his return to the U.S., he interned with the winemaking team at Domaine Serene in Dayton, Oregon. In 2007, David rejoined Chateau Ste. Michelle as white wine enologist and was later promoted to assistant winemaker. He continued to excel and was promoted to white winemaker in 2015 where he currently manages day-to-day operations at the winery’s white wine cellar in Woodinville, Washington.