Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Beaulieu Vineyard Chief Winemaker Trevor Durling. The tasting will be held Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valleywood Clubhouse.
Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Beaulieu Vineyard Chief Winemaker Trevor Durling. The tasting will be held Tuesday, June 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Valleywood Clubhouse, 4851 McAndrews Road in Apple Valley. Admission tickets are $10.00. Tickets are available for purchase at all Apple Valley Liquor locations.
Trevor grew up in Sonoma County, at the heart of Norther California's wine country, where wine was a staple at his family dinner table. Following high school, Trevor's intention was to join the ROTC program at the University of California, David, and become an officer in the US Air Force, as his grandfather, a 37-year air force veteran, had done. After a brief time as an undergraduate at Davis, however, he enrolled in an introduction to winemaking class and was immediately enamored. Trevor realized that winemaking united his love of agriculture, science, and cuisine, and transferred to the UC Viticulture and Enology program.
In March of 2010, Trevor joined Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard as assistant winemaker, where his first contributions were integral to Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 earning Wine Spectator's 2018 #4 Wine of the Year. In early 2015, Trevor succeeded founding winemaker Tom Rinaldi and previous winemaker Chris Cooney in his appointment to lead winemaker. Trevor worked hand-in-hand with Tom and Chris, crafting highly regarded wines that continued a rich winemaking legacy until June 2017, when he took the mantel of chief winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard.
At Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor presides as only the fifth chief winemaker in the winery's 117-year history, following esteemed previous chief winemaker Jeffrey Stambor. Respectful of and humbled by BV's storied history, Trevor joins the winemaking team keenly aware of his role shaping the winery's future. "Early in my winemaking career, I recall trying the 1968 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with a family friend," he notes, "it not only left an indelible impression on me, but it shaped the path of my career and the wines I wanted to create. I'm honored to begin this new role at Beaulieu at such an exciting and pivotal time-entering a new chapter of growth and relevance in today's market and culture-while preserving BV's rich heritage and legacy."