As Director of Winemaking for Colgin Cellars, Allison works closely with our vineyard teams and oversees the production of all Colgin wines. With her steadfast attention to detail, she ensures every effort in our grape growing and vinification is for the purpose of crafting unique wines at the highest level.
Intrigued by the adventure of her first grape harvest at Domaine Chandon in 1997, Allison Tauziet chose to study viticulture and enology at the University of California Davis, pursuing degrees in both Fermentation Science and French.
Post-graduation, she moved to France to work as an intern at the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux. Working for their Ecole du Vin, Allison taught Bordeaux wine classes to English speaking visitors. Upon returning to the U.S., she joined Far Niente Winery as an Enologist, then as Assistant Winemaker for 5 years. That experience provided her with a breadth of winemaking skills in the cellar and in the laboratory.
Allison joined Colgin Cellars in 2005 as Assistant Winemaker. She was promoted to Winemaker in 2007, and Director of Winemaking in 2018.
Allison lives in Napa with her husband and her two children, with whom she enjoys travelling and a variety of outdoor activities.