Our Extended Family
David Sundberg, Winemaker
Our Consulting Winemaker, David Sundberg, has been making wine since the late 90's. Passionate about all things culinary, he first studied to become a chef before finding his way to winemaking. David received a Winemaking degree from California State University Fresno, and following graduation, honed his winemaking skills at Ste. Michelle Estates Elara, Conn Creek, and Villa Mt. Eden in Mendocino and Napa. He moved to Chile to become Winemaker at a small family owned winery in the Maipo Valley. Upon returning to California, he began consulting and making wines with William Knuttel, including Ottimino and William Knuttel Wines. In 2010 David began consulting here at Tedeschi Family Winery, helping us with harvests, and has overseen our growth in wine production over the subsequent years. In addition to helping craft our family wines, he is also a talented chef and cooks for many of our special events and dinners here at the winery. His style of winemaking is along our own, believing that wines should be well balanced and bespeak of their respective variety.
Stephanie Trotter-Zacharia, Director of Sales
The youngest of sixteen kids, Stephanie left her home in Philadelphia en route to Alaska at the ripe old age of 18. She knew instantly, crossing over the Golden Gate that she was home. She took her first position in Napa Valley’s wine industry in 1995 at Clos Pegase Winery in the tasting room. After a couple of years, she moved to a cellar position at Dutch Henry Winery, and four years later, to Casa Nuestra where she acted as Marketing/Hospitality Director and Apprentice Winemaker for ten years. She transitioned to David Fulton Winery in St. Helena to help put together a tasting room and wine club while helping in the production. In fall of 2013 Stephanie joined our family here at Tedeschi, where she began building our Wine Club and continues to oversee Marketing operations. You can find her and her trusty dog, Chance most days hanging out in our tasting room, showing folks around - explaining the wine making process, pouring wines and keeping our wine club in order.
Ashley Ford, Wine Club Concierge
Ashley came to us at the introduction of her father, a longtime friend and fan of Tedeschi wines. Born in Texas, Ashley’s parents moved her and her family to Napa Valley when she turned 9 years old. Spreading her wings, Ashley moved to Colorado and started Agricultural Science courses at Mesa University before returning to complete her Degree in Viticulture at Napa Valley College in 2015. Initially, she was prepping lab samples and working with an accounting department at a local wine lab, until we realized her bright personality needed to be here. Starting in March of 2016, Ashley is now pouring wine and giving both fun & educational tours to visitors as well as helping Tedeschi Family Wine Club members make the most of their visits to wine country with her insider tips on where to stay, eat, and see.