Brooks has been the Director of Winemaking at V. Sattui Winery since 2005 and is responsible for our portfolio of 60 different wines. He also manages V. Sattui’s viticultural and grape growing operations, supervising 300 acres of estate vineyards as well as relationships with outside growers. Brooks was named “Winemaker of the Year” at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America and again at the American Fine Wine Competition in 2015.
Born in San Francisco, Brooks grew up in northern California. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He went on to complete additional coursework and seminars in viticulture and winemaking.
Brooks and his wife Beth live in Napa and are active in local community, charity, and public planning issues in Napa Valley. Their two college-age children, Miles and Emily, are now enjoying the wine tasting and winery visits that used to bore them to tears! As a family, they enjoy traveling, skiing/snowboarding, sailing, hiking and cooking.