Taft Street Winery
Taft Street Winery is made up of a talented group of individuals. Mike Tierney is the President of the venture while General Manager and CEO Mike Martini takes care of accounting and compliance. Steve Sack is in charge of Sales and Marketing.
The production facilities are run by Winemaker Kent Barthman, Assistant Winemaker Steve Brown, and Cellarmaster Joel Rabune. Mr. Rabune has been at Taft Street for many years and was the first employee Tierney hired. Barthman previously worked for Chateau St Jean, Far Niente, and Rutherford Hill. Steve Brown worked for Trinchero Family Estates before joining Taft Street.
One of the things that make the winery really standout is their commitment to keeping prices affordable. Current releases include the 2004 Russian River Valley Poplar Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, 2003 Sonoma County Merlot, 2003 Russian River Valley Cobblestone Vineyards Zinfandel, 2005 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, and 2003 Sonoma Coast St Jude Acre Pinot Noir.
Taft Street also makes the 2005 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2005 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2004 Russian River Valley Zinfandel, 2005 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, and 2003 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.