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2005 Schott Zwiesel Sparkling Sweepstake Winner
Paul Ahvenainen, Senior Winemaker, Korbell Champagne Cellars
Paul began his career at Korbel in 1985, shortly after his graduation from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Enology. Named Senior Winemaker in 1998, Paul’s responsibilities include all aspects of champagne production. Born in Helsinki, Finland, Paul emigrated to the United States in 1968. He currently lives in Sebastopol. When he isn’t making wine, he enjoys restoring old sports cars, older houses and tractors. He is very interested in the preservation of Sonoma County’s agricultural diversity.

2005 Schott Zwiesel White Sweepstake Winner
David Galzignato, Winemaker, Charles Krug–Peter Mondavi Family Winery

David Galzignato joined Charles Krug Winery as Assistant Winemaker in July 2003 and was promoted to Winemaker in June 2004. A young winemaker in the oldest winery in Napa Valley, David is fusing traditional Italian and French methods with modern winemaking techniques. With experience in wine making in Italy, Washington and California, David now makes his home in Napa Valley.

2005 Schott Zwiesel Red Sweepstake Winner
Franck Lambert and J.C. van Staden, Winemakers, Earthquake and other wines at Michael~David Vineyards

Both Franck and J.C. have relocated to Michael~David Vineyards. Franck Lambert, originally from the south of France, is a French Graduate Oenologist. J.C. van Staden moved to Lodi to work with Michael~David winery from South Africa. With extensive backgrounds and experience in the global wine market, this team of winemakers specialize in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi’s famous Old Vine Zins.

 
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