After a long career in technology and academia, Brian decided to pursue his longtime passion of wine. Following a lengthy search for the perfect site to produce exquisite Rhone wines, he decided on the Caelesta Vineyards site in 2016. He has overseen the process of creating the 34 acre vineyard in the Templeton Gap AVA while also helping create the wine label.
Brian Farrell Jr. holds a degrees in Business Administration and Agricultural Sciences. After working in finance, he jumped into wine production and never looked back. 5 harvests later, including two in the Barossa Valley, he oversees site operations and makes wine for the Caelesta label with the help of Peter Turrone.
Pete is currently Associate Winemaker at Booker Wines after a 7 year stint at Epoch Estate Wines, where he still consults. Pete uses his 12 years of experience and degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry to consult several small wineries in the area. His goal is to make ultra-premium wines that express the unique terroir of the Paso Robles area.
Kevin is a founding partner of Coastal Vineyard Services. He consults on all cultural activities that increase overall vine health resulting in superior wine quality. He plays a pivotal role in developing new vineyards and enjoys mentoring his staff in specific farming techniques. Kevin’s goal is to assist in creating the best bottle of wine possible.