Allison Tauziet is a UC Davis graduate with degrees in Fermentation Science and French, and a passion for winemaking. She began her career as a harvest intern at Domaine Chandon, then moved to France to be an intern at the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux. Upon returning to the U.S. she joined Far Niente Winery as an Enologist, then as Assistant Winemaker for five years, inspired by the winemaking passion of the late Gil Nickel. Allison joined Colgin Cellars in 2005 as Assistant Winemaker/Estate Manager and was quickly promoted. According to Ann Colgin, “Allison is an extremely talented winemaker with an incredible attention to detail”. Allison resides in Napa Valley with her husband Xavier, a native of Bordeaux, and their children.