Kristy Melton

Originally trained as a biologist, Kristy Melton made a fortuitous switch to winemaking in 2007 and has amassed an impressive track record in her decade of experience in California wine. Before joining Freemark Abbey in 2017, Melton built her skills at Bootleg, Kendall-Jackson, Saintsbury and Clos du Val and was widely credited for the latter’s reemergence as a leader in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon production.

Honored to be named among Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Top 40 under 40 Taste-Makers,” as well as Drinks Business’ “Top 30 under 40 Winemakers to Watch,” Melton leverages her meticulous attention to detail to craft wines of structure, finesse and balance.

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