Walt was raised in Marin County, CA, where he developed an appreciation for wine by helping his father make wine in the family’s garage. During his years in high school, Walt traveled in tow with his family to France visiting wineries in Burgundy, Provence, Rhone Valley and the Languedoc. Walt attended Clemson University (“GO TIGERS!”) where he graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in Business. While studying at Clemson, Walt worked at a wine bar and during a summer break he gained experience working for a winery in Sonoma. These experiences led to the realization that he wanted to enter the wine business. In his spare time, Walt enjoys hiking, golf, fly fishing, and anything to do with wine.