Bougetz Cellars | About Us
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Owner/Winemaker

Thomas Bougetz

Thomas Bougetz is the winemaker behind Bougetz Cellars and while working with vineyard owners throughout Northern California, he is constantly looking for new sources of fruit from well-established and well known vineyards. While his background is in Science and Technology, his interests in wine led him back to school to study winemaking at the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle.

Quality can only be achieved if you start with great fruit. This philosophy has been paramount in selecting which vineyards are the sources used to showcase our amazing wines. Our emphasis is on Napa Valley, with vineyard sources in the mountains as well as the valley floor. Spending time in the vineyards, and working closely with the vineyard management teams provides us with the best opportunity for ideal fruit arriving at the winery during harvest.

While our emphasis is on Bordeaux varieties from Napa Valley (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), we do cross the mountains into Sonoma to source Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley). The ultimate goal is to deliver well-balanced wines that express the true nature of the fruit and site.

Owner

Joan Bougetz

Joan and Thomas met while in college at Iowa State University. Upon completing college, Joan joined Tom in Seattle, Washington and she began her 30-year career in property management. She worked for a few national firms overseeing commercial/residential real estate throughout the entire western United States. The interest and passion for wine started in Seattle, and she ventured to wine regions throughout the US, as well as many abroad. While Joan did not pursue a career in the wine business, she has had her hand in the business from the start. Taking a lead in hosting events around the country, Joan now manages all aspects of hospitality, including our tasting room.

Sales Manager

Tim Ennis

Tim grew up on California’s Central Coast around the Paso Robles Wine Country. His passions developed early in fitness, music, racing and wine.  Fitness starting with motorcycles and martial arts at age 7, which turned into a career running fitness centers and professional sports sponsorships.  Tim found a love in music, early, having the opportunity to sing with Sammy Hagar, Fleetwood Mac and Aerosmith to name a few.  Throughout life, Tim learned to appreciate how wine brings people together.  He respects the art and science, and also loves sharing entertaining and educational stories about wine and the wine country.  With Tim’s experience managing at Auburn James Winery and Grgich Hills Estate, he had been around wine for quite a while and offers a unique and fun wine tasting experience!

Wine Educator

Carol Ann Fetters

Carol Ann Fetters joins the Bougetz team with over 20 years of customer service. She was born in Bangkok Thailand and immigrated to the United States. In the early 2000’s she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Napa California. After being exposed to the beautiful Napa Valley, she fell in love with the wine industry. Most of her wine knowledge was gained during her 6 years at Domaine Chandon in Yountville California. She now brings that knowledge and enthusiasm to Bougetz Cellars.

 

“I am so excited to join the Bougetz team and gaining the knowledge that both Tom and David offer to me. This is a great opportunity and I can’t wait to help spread Tom’s vision for his amazing wines!”