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Shane Finley, Associate Winemaker

A Minnesota native, Shane started his career in corporate insurance in New York City and decided early on that his passion was with wine. The passion was so strong that in the summer of 2001 he moved to California to work as a harvest intern at Copain wines in Sonoma County. Following the harvest of 2001 Shane decided to expand his knowledge of winemaking and traveled to Australia to work at Torbreck Vintner’s in Barossa Valley and then on to France’s Northern Rhone to work in the vineyards and winery of Pierre Gaillard, a true vigneron.

After his experiences abroad, Shane returned to California in the summer of 2003 and resumed working for Copain as their custom crush cellar master. In this capacity he not only supported Copain Wines, but also such wineries as DuMol, Carlisle, and Pisoni Estate.

In 2005 Shane accepted the Assistant Winemakers position at Paul Hobbs winery and in 2006 became the Associate Winemaker at Kosta Browne Winey where he has helped craft their renowned Pinot Noir. Shane released his first Rhone varietal wines under his own label, Shane, in 2006.

Shane has taken his experience in working with some of the most respected producers of Rhone varietals in the world and become a guiding light in the direction and crafting of our wines.

Jemrose Vineyards | 6628 Bennett Valley Rd | Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | 847.989.7292 | Email