Gustavo Aviña
Vineyard Manager

Gustavo Aviña, vineyard manager at Pine Ridge Vineyards, grew up helping his father farm tomatoes in Mexico. When he and his wife came to the United States in 1988, Gustavo began working with some of the finest vineyard management programs in Napa Valley.

Gustavo Aviña
Vineyard Manager

Gustavo Aviña, vineyard manager at Pine Ridge Vineyards, grew up helping his father farm tomatoes in Mexico. When he and his wife came to the United States in 1988, Gustavo began working with some of the finest vineyard management programs in Napa Valley.

Since 2003, Gustavo has worked intimately with every Pine Ridge Vineyards estate property. He and his team understand the soils and climates of the winery’s vineyards in five different appellations: Stags Leap District, Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, and Carneros.

“Our home appellation, Stags Leap District, is very special,” he says. “The soils are like nowhere else. They drain water and automatically give the vines the stress we want, the kind of stress that develops very intense flavors in grapes.”

Gustavo Aviña’s bio