He grew up in Paris, studying Biology and Advertising. His relation to wine is visceral as in France it is part of everyday life from an early age. After years of traveling and dreaming of learning a craft to share with others, Fabien Castel joined The Ojai Vineyard in 2001. Fabien has grown into all aspects of the business and today is the General Manager.
Nick set down roots at The Ojai Vineyard following years of work in education and writing. Over several years he has turned into our house wordsmith and manages our Tasting Room. 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.