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Getting to know our Assistant Winemaker, Carl Formaker.

Getting to know our Assistant Winemaker, Carl Formaker.   Carl joined Team Three Sticks in 2017, impressing the team with his enthusiasm, knowledge, passion, and dedication. Carl’s energy is infectious – he’s everyone’s favorite teammate to bring on the road for events, pourings, receptions and more. We’re lucky to have him, and we’re sure you’ll meet him soon if you …

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Getting to know our Winemaker, Ryan Prichard

Getting to know our Winemaker, Ryan Prichard   Ryan is beloved by his fellow Three Sticks teammates. While his love of dad jokes knows no bounds, we are so fortunate to have his knowledge, palate, acumen, and…okay, fine his sense of humor too. We sat down with Ryan to learn a bit more about this fearless leader – enjoy! 1. …

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Bob Cabral named North Bay Business Journal Winemaker of the Year!

Bob Cabral named North Bay Business Journal Winemaker of the Year!   We are thrilled to share exciting news! Our very own Director of Winemaking, Bob Cabral, has been named “Winemaker of the Year” by The North Bay Business Journal! We are honored to have Bob on our team, and are so impressed with this accomplishment after just two years …

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From the Cellar: Three Sticks Barrel Program

From the Cellar: Three Sticks Barrel Program   This Spring, Bob Cabral and Ryan Prichard took a field trip to France to visit with some of the barrel coopers where we source the barrels for Three Sticks wines. (It’s a tough job, but somebody had to do it!) So we thought this was a great time to talk about the …

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Cellar Update: Racking & Blending

Cellar Update: Racking & Blending   Hello from the Three Sticks cellar! We checked in with our Assistant Winemaker Ashley Holland to see what is happening in the cellar. We found the team quite busy as they are racking and blending the 2015 Pinot Noirs. See what our newest member of the team, Ashley, had to say about getting these …

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Winter Wine Bottling at Three Sticks

Winter Wine Bottling at Three Sticks   Hello and happy holidays from Three Sticks Wines! Our Associate Winemaker Ryan Prichard was on the ground when we bottled up our 2014 Estate wines last week. Here are some highlights of the day he shared with us: “Sonoma County has finally been getting some much needed rain and winter temperatures have started …

Catching up with Bob Cabral

Catching up with Bob Cabral   A lucky few of you have had the opportunity to meet our new winemaker Bob Cabral, who joined the Three Sticks team on January 1st. But for those of you who have not yet been introduced, we thought we’d bring you up to speed on the new master of the Three Sticks cellar. Before …