Loomis Estate Vineyards
Region: Napa Valley, CA
22% Grenache Noir
RegionNapa Valley, CA
Timothy Milos, the Winemaker for Loomis Estate Vineyards, came into the wine industry with a different background than most. Though he was raised in northern California, he did not grow up in the wine industry. However, his unusual journey makes him oddly suited for a career in winemaking. He attended UC Berkley and Sonoma State University where he studied Cell Biology and worked at the USDA Plant Gene Expression Center. This led him to a Master’s degree in Molecular Plant Pathology at Cornell.
This is the point at which fate intervened and Timothy met Rob Thomas, an expert winemaker. Introduced to the combination of art, science and soul that is winemaking, Timothy discovered that all of his passions were combined in the winemaking process. So Timothy redirected his efforts. While working at Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars and Opus One he studied winemaking and viticulture in the Master of Food Science program at the University of California-Davis. He went on to become Winemaker at S. Anderson Vineyards and eventually left to form his own wine consulting business, Vino di Milos.