Susan Bierwirth Arbios grew up in New York and wound her way west ending up in California in 1992. She was exposed to wine from an early age at the family dinner table - though it was mostly French wine in New York in those days - or Almaden. She has a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Arizona with a specialty in prehistoric chipped stone artifacts. She also spent a number of years raising funds for and running non-profit organizations in NYC. Susan and Bill met on a blind date 16 years ago and they were married 13 years ago. Over time, Susan's role in the winery has grown into a full-time position including sales trips, direct sales, wine club, and much of the day to day bookkeeping. In any spare time, Susan enjoys gardening, hiking, scuba and cooking.