Adrienne St. John
A native of Sonoma County, California, Adrienne grew up firmly ensconced in the wine business. A fourth-generation family member of a legendary wine family, the daily ins-and-outs of wine production and marketing were dinner time conversation. Watching the sun set over the Zinfandel vineyard as a child rooted in her a deep desire to pursue a similar path.
Adrienne chose to attend California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo for its outstanding science department and national reputation. Declaring her major upon entry, Adrienne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in a quick four years.
Upon completion of her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly, Adrienne immediately began working at Vinquiry, the preeminent independent wine laboratory on the Central Coast. Performing analysis and daily interaction with winemakers quickly led to her position as Manager where she remained for nearly two years. Excited about the industry and the intricacies of wine production, Adrienne decided to broaden her horizons and worked as an enologist at a number of wineries, learning the business of day-to-day cellar operations.
This varied industry skill-set led her to the position of Winemaker at Rideau Vineyard, where she oversees the production of roughly 8,000 cases per year across a dozen different varietals.
Adrienne is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program through Western Governor’s University. She helped found a local Charity Fitness Club that helps train new athletes for events while raising funds for cancer-related charities. She is an avid cyclist, marathoner, tri-athlete, back packer, and diligent in the feline rescue cause.