ANDY ERICKSON, WINEMAKER
Although he’s originally from the Midwest, a summer in France convinced Andy Erickson that his calling was wine. Beginning his journey in Napa Valley and Sonoma, he soon moved to Mendoza in Argentina. Returning to Napa, he honed his craft, working under a number of renowned winemakers, including Paul Hobbs, John Kongsgaard, and Michel Rolland. After earning a master’s degree in enology, Andy worked as a winemaker at Harlan Estate and Staglin Family Vineyards, eventually establishing a consulting firm with his wife, viticulturalist Annie Favia, where he made such highly coveted wines as Screaming Eagle. Andy and Annie have recently established their own winery, Leviathan.
Nearly 30 years ago, Andy got his first taste of To Kalon Vineyard, as a student working in lots belonging to UC Davis. He’s been obsessed since.
"TO KALON VINEYARD EXCITES ME. YOU CAN’T SEE THE DIVERSITY FROM THE SURFACE, BUT UNDERNEATH, IT’S A PATCHWORK OF SITES, EACH WITH ITS OWN UNIQUE EXPRESSION."
– ANDY ERICKSON, WINEMAKER