Napa Valley’s Carneros Estate Selects New Vineyard Manager

Tim Rowe has been named Vineyard Manager for Domaine Carneros, located entirely within the Carneros appellation straddling Napa and Sonoma counties.

He succeeds Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry and nearly 11 years in the winery, according to the winemaker.

“We have benefited so much from Alberto’s contributions over the past decade, and looking forward, Tim is the perfect person to lead us into the future, building on a great foundation,” the CEO said. Remy Cohen.

The winery said Rowe, who earned a degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri, worked with the vineyard management team led by Kirk Grace at Stag’s Leap Wineries in Napa Valley.

Subsequently, he deepened his knowledge of California wine regions by working for LVMH, focusing on the 2,000 acres of vines for the Domaine Chandon and Newton brands. Then joining the innovative team at Monarch Tractor as the tenth employee working to introduce the world’s first self-driving electric tractor ushered Rowe into the future of farming.

Domaine Carneros, founded in 1987, operates six estate vineyards totaling approximately 400 acres. Of this, 125 acres are planted with Chardonnay, 225 acres with Pinot Noir and the remaining acres are currently under development.

Elisha A. Tilghman