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Shawn Johnson

Winemaker

Amulet Estate
Napa Valley, California

Shawn Johnson was raised in Texas and the Central Coast of California. In 2001 he began working in sales at Cottonwood Canyon Winery in Santa Maria but quickly discovered a fascination for winemaking. Shawn moved to Napa Valley to work a harvest. During the next 10 years he ascended from a young cellar worker to seasoned assistant for a few of the best winemakers and labels in the business. He combined the foundation of science with the sensory skills necessary for crafting a fine wine. In 2009 he started his own project then began making wine for other labels.Today, he is on the winemaking team for Amulet Estate in Napa – crafting their wines with a distinct focus on a portfolio of single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.