Russell Bevan, now entering into his 4th vintage as winemaker for Chateau Boswell, has left his incredible mark of individuality upon our wines; creating truly memorable wines from some of the most renown vineyards of the Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Sta. Rita Hills.
Russell is an extraordinary winemaker both in skill and passion, who has shown us that his ability to know every barrel from beginning to end and to figure out where each barrel fits perfectly into our final belnds is an exceptional talent. This is what places him in the category of people who love what they do so much that they surpass others in accomplishing excellence in their field. His enthusiasm is infectious bringing every member of the Boswell team into the fold which has unified our facility and created a focus upon excellence and total enjoyment in the process of wine production from vineyard to client hand.
Russell talks about his winemaking experience and philosophy:
Winemaking Philosophy: A Draconian approach to vineyard management, good energy and karma in the cellar, and total focus from vineyard to bottle is what makes the difference between good and memorable wines.
I would say my path has been paved with golden opportunities; having had the auspicious beginning to my winemaking career from Kal Showket who offered me fruit from his best block in one of the most coveted vineyards in the Napa Valley and then following Heidi Barret as winemaker for Showket in 2007. Since that point I have had the good fortune to work with fruit from some of the most spectacular vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley. I am honored to be a part of that small group of winemakers to have received Robert Parker's 100 point score, my first in 2013 for my 2011 Tin Box.
Country born: United States
Education: Masters in Philosophy, Gonzaga University Trained under Phillip Togni