The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Trevor Durling

GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF WINEMAKER

Beaulieu Vineyard
Napa Valley, CA

Trevor grew up in Sonoma County, at the heart of Northern California’s wine country, where wine was a staple at his family dinner table. After a brief time as an undergraduate at University of California, Davis, however, he enrolled in an introduction to winemaking class and was immediately enamored. Trevor realized that winemaking united his love of agriculture, science and cuisine, and transferred to the UC Viticulture and Enology program.

 

After a harvest internship at the Russian River Valley’s Sonoma-Cutrer winery in 2003, Trevor worked two consecutive seasons for Gloria Ferrer winery’s sparkling wine harvests. In late 2005, Trevor joined Moon Mountain Vineyard, a small, well-regarded organic vineyard in Sonoma Valley, where he got to work on exceptional, small-lot wines made primarily from Bordeaux-style grapes grown in mountain terroir. In March of 2010, Trevor joined Provenance Vineyards and Hewitt Vineyard as assistant winemaker, where his first contributions were integral to Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 earning Wine Spectator’s 2013 #4 Wine of the Year. In early 2015, Trevor succeeded founding winemaker Tom Rinaldi and previous winemaker Chris Cooney in his appointment to lead winemaker. Trevor worked hand-in-hand with Tom and Chris, crafting highly regarded wines that continued a rich winemaking legacy until June 2017, when he took the mantel of chief winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard. At Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor presides as only the fifth chief winemaker in the winery’s 117-year history, following esteemed previous chief winemaker Jeffrey Stambor.

 

In addition to his career as a full-time winemaker, Trevor currently serves as an informal ambassador for California wine country to Travis Air Force Base, where he educates service members on Napa and Sonoma wine news. He is an active board member of the Rutherford Dust Society. In his free time, Trevor is an avid golfer, snowboarder, enthusiastic fan of the San Francisco Giants, and has a passion for music, playing piano, trumpet and guitar. He also loves to barbeque, cook at home and explore wines of the world.