The Ojai Vineyard was started by Adam Tolmach the owner and winemaker. Adam has gathered and eclectic group of collaborators through the years to enable him to further realize and share his vision of what great central coast wine can be.
In short order Dieter has become the master of the cellar. He brings his great work ethic and attention to detail to the intricate and detailed practices needed to achieve the clarity and expression that is at the center of Adam’s aesthetic.
Nick set down roots at The Ojai Vineyard following years of work in education and writing. Over several years he has become our house wordsmith and now our General Manager. He’s a sucker for maps, an adventurous home cook, and he loves turning people on to dry Riesling.
We met Leah Coles when she opened her wine store (Paradise Wines in Ventura) before going on to become a wine representative until we asked her to join us and sell ours. She was so good that we asked her to join our team, representing us across the nation as our Wholesale Director. She is disarmingly kind, relentless in the pursuit of her goals and always with service in mind.
Mikaela joined us after years of working in fine dining, honing her skills as a sommelier. In addition to managing our Tasting Room and training our staff, she’s a terrific hand on the crushpad when needed. When she’s off the clock, she loves hanging at the beach with her family, friends, and her dog Otis (who you might meet when you come in).
If you aren’t following us on social media, you need to be! Julia is the mastermind behind our imagery and customer service, her excitement and personality will certainly make you smile.