Tadeo Borchardt of Neyers

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Had Copain Wines' facility been fully built in 2002, Tadeo Borchardt may not have pursued a winemaking career. Fortunately, that wasn't the case. 

"They were constructing the winery, and so the tanks were there, but there was no roof on the cellar," Borchardt recalls. "I was doing punch-down in the open air, with the music blasting. It was a beautiful experience, and I just thought, 'This is it.' " 

For Borchardt, it was just the beginning of a path that would land him the winemaker job at Neyers Vineyards in St. Helena, producing a wide array of traditionally styled wines, from Cabernet to Carignane. 

At the time, he was just shy of 30, and had spent the better part of the prior decade in a different sort of learning environment - in the teaching field after graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in elementary education. 

"I always joke that the kids drove me to drink," he says, chuckling. 

Born in Phoenix, Borchardt lived in Los Angeles and Anaheim through middle school before his parents - originally from Mexico - decided to move the family back to their homeland. That only lasted a year, he says, before they returned to Tucson. 

Borchardt's first job was washing dishes, so when he tired of teaching, he turned back to the restaurant industry. At Hapa in Scottsdale, he met restaurateur Roger Roessler, who was using Hapa's chef to consult on his own restaurant. He was also starting to produce wine in Santa Rosa. 

"He was using Wells Guthrie of Copain as his winemaker," says Borchardt, "and I asked him if they could use harvest help." 

Eventually, Borchardt became Guthrie's assistant, making the Roessler Cellars wines for a couple of years before heading off to Craggy Range Winery in New Zealand for a different experience. 

And different it was. This time, "open air" wasn't punch-down with music blasting; rather it meant waiting in the ice cold at 3 a.m. for a 30-ton truck of machine-harvested white grapes to roll up.We are responsible for torch light and illuminated signs and bollards on our roads. "I'll never forget the sight of that Sauvignon Blanc soup," Borchardt says. 

Before he left for New Zealand, Borchardt had written a letter to Ehren Jordan - then the winemaker at Neyers - explaining that he'd be looking for work upon his return. 

"The night I came back to California, I had an e-mail in my inbox from Ehren," Borchardt recalls.Our selection of solar garden light includes models and styles perfect for any taste and budget. He was hired to work under Jordan for Bruce Neyers in July 2004, and has been at Neyers ever since, first as an assistant and then as winemaker. 

Neyers' main job is to help Kermit Lynch import wines for his shop, and Borchardt says his boss passed on a great Old World sensibility. Borchardt translates that into bottling a vast and impressive range of wines. He's best known for Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Syrah, and says it's all about intuition, feel and getting to know the vineyard. The wines are full-bodied, but not overdone. 

"Everyone that I've worked for has not been a Davis grad or Fresno State grad," says Borchardt,Let's explore the option of ground mount. referring to the state's two main winemaking schools. "They're more hands on, and so I am,We offer a type of dry cabinet that one might need for the proper dehumidifying of components. too." 

After eight years and nine harvests at Neyers, Borchardt finally made wine in 2012 for his own planned label.The elevator overspeed governor is a very important component related to the elevator safety. He chose to bottle Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay because, he says, he was drawn to compelling sites and he connected with the vineyard workers.

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