Patrick KrutzBorn and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick certainly exemplifies the “southern” gentleman … just spend 5 minutes with him and you’ll catch the drawl … or drift! After graduating from Ole Miss in 2001, he went on a hiatus that started in Fiji and, through many countries along the way, ended the summer of ’02 in Carmel, California. It was there where, un-expectedly, his next journey took flight … his journey in wine. While working at his day job at The Cheese Shop in Carmel, he was also getting his feet (up to his thighs) wet at night and on days off in grapes. He has been honing and fine-tuning his trade as each vintage passes since 2003. After meeting his lovely wife, Rebecca, in Napa Valley in 2007, they married and currently live in Novato, CA. They have two sons Tripp Morris and Lil’ Patrick, and daughter Ellie. Patrick is always eager and willing to watch any Ole Miss sporting event over any fermented adult beverage with anyone interested.
After graduating from the Ole Miss business school in 2003, Bryan moved to the FL panhandle where he operated a wine and cheese bar in Rosemary Beach for 6 years. As the GM and wine buyer, he honed his skills on not only the physical components of great wine, but also the trade in general and specifically sales and marketing. He is still based full time along Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton County, FL, where he assists in managing sales for the winery. He loves to visit the winery and get his hands dirty in the cellar a few times a year whether it be harvest time, racking, or bottling. Bryan believes it is of the utmost importance for him to know what is going on in the cellar first hand if he is out and about showing or selling the wines. He has three children in son Barron and younger twins Mae and Walter. His wife Cindy owns two clothing stores along 30A called Willow.
Cole KrutzCole Krutz moved to California in the summer of 2007 with the idea of helping his brother's new winery, Krutz Family Cellars, with a year of harvest and crush before moving back to Mississippi. That plan changed as he decided to stay in California and is now a fellow owner of the family business. Cole primarily works in the wine making and cellar management aspects of the winery. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Napa, CA with their two children, Coulson and Adeline.