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Our Winemaker

Kian Tavakoli

 

Winemaker Kian Tavakoli brings to Faustini Wines tremendous knowledge and experience having been part of two of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries: Opus One and Clos du Val.

Born in Iran to a Persian father and French mother, Kian’s family moved to Marin County (north of San Francisco) in 1981. Kian began his appreciation of wine at an early age as the son of restaurateurs. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Kian continued to develop his passion for wine, studying viticulture and genetics – both tremendous assets to his winemaking.

As the enologist for Opus One, Kian developed his ability to produce well-balanced, elegant wines. For nearly a decade at Clos du Val, Kian directed the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon efforts, including their highly acclaimed Napa Valley Reserve bottling.

At Faustini Wines, Kian’s passion and pursuit of handcrafting ultra premium wines with a vineyard focus, is exactly what we are all about at Faustini Wines.

We are lucky to have Kian as our winemaker and look forward to sharing the wines we produce under his consult with all of you.