You can immediately tell when you meet Josh that he doesn’t really follow the herd. Always decked out in bold colors and unique attire he stands out, and above, a crowd in stature. Not only does his outward appearance make you step up and take notice, but there is a quiet reverence he has that draws you in, inviting you to question, explore and dive in. Visionary is an understatement, Josh doesn’t ask why or how but sees the goal in perfect clarity and walks towards it, sometimes with blatant disregard for logic. No feasibility studies or side roads just hard work to get to his goal.
A Hollister native, Mike grew up just ten miles from Calera. As a homebrewer he discovered a passion for fermentations and caught the wine bug on a visit to Napa Valley. He was so serious that he attended UC Davis to study Viticulture and Enology. His first harvest at Saintsbury and a subsequent short stint at Beringer was followed by a move to the Central Coast in 2004 to work at Chalone Vineyard. He was hired at Calera in 2007, a great opportunity to make wine close to his roots.
Our wines would not be the same without our Cellar Crew. They work diligently through harvest, maintain our wine cellar, and bottle wines throughout the year. Abraham Corona, our Cellar Master, has been with us for over 30 years and helps manage the crew, which includes Adrian Baena-Montiel, Romeo Martinez, and Jose Torres.
Customer Service Manager
Lindsay has been an intricate part of the Calera office staff since early 2008. A busy mother of two, she delights all of the staff and customers with her quirky sense of humor. She is a key customer service employee, managing shipping and compliance, overseeing our consumer orders, inventory and wine clubs. She is also another friendly face in the tasting room when needed during the week. Her attention to detail facilitates the accurate completion of consumer and distributor sales and she is a valued member of our staff. Her dedication to her job is reflected in her notable punctuality and enthusiasm.
Tasting Room, Hospitality and Event Supervisor
Kate Mayhorn has been a part of the Calera team since 2012. She is a prominent presence during the week in our tasting room as well as part of the office staff. She brought with her years of customer service experience along with a background in catering and event planning which she uses in arranging our wine club and special events and preparing foods selected to complement our wines. Hospitality is her passion, which she provides with a friendly reception to our guests.
Everyone's experience would not be complete without the wonderful guidance of our tasting room team.
Tasting Room Lead
Favorite Calera Wine: Mt. Harlan Jensen Pinot Noir
On-board since: May, 2004
Tasting Room Associate
Favorite Calera Wine: Mt. Harlan Viognier
On-board since: October, 2008
Tasting Room Associate
Favorite Calera Wine: Mt. Harlan Mills Pinot Noir
On-board since: September, 2017