An insatiable learner, Grace harbors a deep respect for Mother Nature—a love that led her to winemaking. A Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture grad, Grace started at small wineries, Per Bacco Cellars and Clesi Wines, where coordinating the wine club and tastings quickly evolved into punchdowns, pumpovers, and winery work. From there, Chris Ferrara connected her with an opportunity in New Zealand for the 2012 vintage, an experience that solidified her passion for the process. After an exciting experience in the southern hemisphere Grace crossed the globe ready to work a second harvest that same year—sharpening her skills in the cellar for Stephen Dooley of Stephen Ross. That same vintage she met Ryan Deovlet and the rest is history. Grace teamed up with Ryan to craft wine for Deovlet Wines, Refugio Ranch Vineyard, and Biddle Ranch Vineyard before taking the leap to South Africa in 2016 for the chance to learn from Mullineux Family Wines. After 3 incredible months digging deeper into her own obsession with chenin blanc and exploring new varieties like pinotage, she traveled home hungry to adventure on with Ryan and Deovlet Wines. After 7 vintages together, Grace and Ryan just vibe, both enamored with the craft from the dirt to the fruit to the bottle and ultimately what winds up in your glass. It doesn’t get more fulfilling than that. Their commitment to every decision brings a shared vision full circle, producing outstanding wines that offer a sense of place over any trend, with a keen eye on quality and consistency.