Effective April 18th, Dan Rotlisberger has been named Vineyard Manager, Robert Young Estate Vineyards, reporting to CEO Jim Young.
“We are delighted to welcome Dan to our family vineyards and look forward to his contributions to our future growth,” said Jim Young. “We interviewed many candidates, but Dan’s professional experience and strong ties to the Sonoma County community made him a natural choice to help lead us into the future. The family is also pleased that Dan is a distant relative of our family, being the great grandnephew of my mother, Gertrude Rotlisberger” Young added.
“I am honored to join the Young family in the evolution of this historic premium estate vineyard,” Rotlisberger said.
Dan, a fifth generation Alexander Valley farmer, brings over 14 years of professional vineyard management in Sonoma County to his new role. Most recently the Senior Viticulturalist at Redwood Empire Vineyard Management, Dan oversaw the complete management of approximately 1,200 acres of vineyards in Alexander Valley and Mendocino County. He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Double Major; BS in Viticulture and Enology and earned an Executive MBA from Sonoma State. Dan has served on the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission as the first Sustainability Committee Chairman and was noted in the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” young professionals in 2016. He lives in Alexander Valley with his wife Jacqueline and his two children.
The winery and vineyards are located at 4960 Red Winery Road, Geyserville, CA 95441. More information at https://www.ryew.com/.