More Haas Alumni in the Wine Industry



Additional Haas Discounts:

De Novo Wines

Deepti Illa, MBA 10, Partner

Deepta Illa is the youngest and first Indian woman to be a partner in an American wine company. The Bastille is De Novo's signature Bourdeaux-style wine. Appointments required.

Discount: 20% off website retail prices with code "Haas20."


Et Cetera Wine Company

David Duckhorn, MBA 96, Co-Founder, Et Cetera; President, Via Pacifica

Et Cetera was co-founded in 2008 by David Duckhorn to produce Northern California wines that could be enjoyed daily. Et Cetera wines are sold through Via Pacifica Selections, an importer and distributor of Pacific Rim wines, which was purchased by Duckhorn and other investors in 1998 and has a tasting room in downtown Shanghai.

Discount: 10% discount for online purchases with "Haas" promo code.


Taft Street Winery, Sebastopol

Russ Irwin, BS 80, Co-Owner

The term “garagistes” originated in Bordeaux in the 1980’s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand chateaux. Since 1979, Taft has carried on that garagistes tradition with limited production, handcrafted wines from select Sonoma County vineyards.

Discount: Free tasting for Haas students & alumni; 25% discount for online purchases of full cases with "Haas25" promo code.



Jake Kloberdanz, BS 05, Founder & CEO

ONEHOPE donates 50% of profits to partner charities, and has raised $750,000 since launching three years ago. All wines are made in Napa with the Michael Mondavi Family at Folio Winery, with the majority being co-created with Rob Mondavi Jr. The portfolio also includes Sonoma Coast sparkling wines and single-vineyard reserve wines from Arroyo Seco and Carneros.

Discount: 15% discount with code "HAAS15."


Vine Connections

Damon Levy, MBA 08, Director of Marketing

Vine Connections is a wine importer that specializes in Argentine wine and Japanese sake. The firm has tasting rooms in Argentina.

Discount: Free tasting at Argentina tasting rooms; contact Levy at or


Additional Wineries in the Wine Country:

Trione Vineyards & Winery, Geyserville
Victor Trione, MBA 70, Co-Proprietor


Wineries Outside of Napa and Sonoma:

Hahn SLH Estate Winery, Soledad
Tony Baldini, MBA 96, General Manager


Hestan Vineyards, Napa
(Not open to the public)
Debra Eagle, 96, General Manager


Longfellow Wines, Clayton
Mark Smith, MBA 96, Proprietor


Navarro Vineyards and Winery, Philo
Edward Bennett, BS 60, Owner


Vine Hill Winery, Santa Cruz
Nick Guerrero, MBA/MPH 95, Winegrower


Urban Legend Cellars, Oakland
Marilee Shaffer, MBA 94, Winemaker and CFO



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