Winemaking Consulting

In 1997 I left Engineering behind and started a sixteen year love affair with wine.  I started out working in the vineyards of Sonoma County and soon moved to the winery side of the business.  I helped design and build a small winery and became the winemaker in 1999.  I was the head winemaker of a small winery for six years and have been consulting for small wineries for the last ten years.

I have extensive experience making:

  • Barrel Fermented and Tank Fermented Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
  • Zinfandel
  • Rose
  • Syrah and white Rhone wines
  • Spanish and Italian varietals
  • Appassimento and Amarone style wines
  • Port style wines
  • Small home winemaker lots to lots of several thousand gallons

I offer all aspects of winemaking consulting from harvest to bottling. My professional services include:

  • Phone consultations
  • Harvest and grape evaluation
  • Crush and fermentation consultation
  • Winemaking consultation
  • Blending
  • Wine aging / barrel evaluation
  • Preparing wines for bottling

I can assist you with various winemaking needs from one time blending sessions to whole process winemaking. I’ve assisted home winemakers to professionals in the industry.

I offer in-person consultations and phone consultations by appointment.

Call me to discuss your project and your winemaking needs.  707-321-0890 or send me an email at: rodgersgen@gmail.com.