Rick Moshin, Owner & Wine Maker Moshin Vineyards

In the late 1970's, while teaching math at San Jose State University and working a side hustle at a home-brewing supply store, Rick was encouraged to try his hand at winemaking - and fell deeply, madly in love. His hunger for grapes soon inspired him to become a grape broker, earning access to extra fruit while forging relationships with vineyard owners throughout Northern California. This gig allowed him to be in the right place when a certain Pinot Noir vineyard - the first acreage in our estate - went up for sale in 1989.

A self-taught farmer who (along with friends and family) built our gravity-flow winery by hand, Rick enjoys experimenting with different varietals and wine making methods. His heart will always belong to Pinot Noir, but as a passionate viticulturist and vintner, he remains ever-curious about the whole world of wine.

Amber Moshin, Sales & Marketing Director Moshin Vineyards

Amber used to tend to bar at beloved local spots like The Altamont in Occidental, the lobby bar at Hotel Healdsburg, and Underwood Bistro in Graton, but it was a tasting room gig at Rochioli Vineyards that ignited her passion for wine.

And speaking of passion: In 2003, a wine shop owner discreetly introduced her to Rick Moshin, whom he married soon afterward. When our Westside Road winery was opened in 2005, she began exclusively selling Moshin Vineyards wines - and has been doing so ever since.

An artist in multiple media, Amber has also designed several of our specialty wine labels.

  • Rick & Amber Moshin

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