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Don and Susie Law
We are lifelong skiers, cyclers, and wine devotees. So what is the common denominator? The zest to "have game" at the highest level. After making the decision to pursue the art of wine, we searched throughout California for the perfect place to establish a Rhonish focused wine project. We were blown away by the beauty of the Central Coast, and even more by the terrific wines of West Paso. After two years of scrutinizing different potential sites, we found the perfect ground, now the vineyards of Law Estate Wines. Our goal is to blend the terroir, the winery facility, and our talented team to create a memorable and site specific offering of ultra-premium wines.
A fanaticism to be a part of a spectacular vineyard site and winery, Oliver's professional transition began at the first planting in the Law Family Vineyard. In years of cellar work with Scott Hawley, the enology and viticulture program at UC Davis, and walking the vineyard rows with the youngest grape lover, Sophia Snow Esparham, Oliver is always excited to help in sharing the wines with everyone that he can.
Philipp joined us just in time for our 2016 vintage. Philipp is originally from Munich Germany, making the move to Miami at age ten. In 2008, he traveled to New Zealand to pursue his Masters in Wine Science. Splitting his time between the northern and southern Hemispheres has allowed Philipp to work at some incredible producer’s in New Zealand such as Kumeu River, and Dry River, as well as Château Angélus in Saint Émilion and Screaming Eagle in Napa. Wanting to find a place to settle down in the industry, Philipp knew that Paso Robles was where he wanted to be and these were the incredible wines that he wanted to craft. He is excited to continue to produce premium wines that will continue to put this area on the map.
With a degree in Ag Business and a concentration in Marketing from Cal Poly, Addie’s love for all things wine and hospitality is apparent in everything she does. She joined the Law Estate Wines team in October 2013, prior to opening the tasting room, and has been a true asset in making the Law experience what it is. She came to us with years of hospitality experience from some of the best wineries in Paso Robles. Born and raised in the area, she is great at sharing her knowledge of Paso Robles history and evolution of the growing wine region with the team and guests!
Levi Glenn grew up near Healdsburg where he started working in a neighbor’s vineyard at the early age of 13. After completing his Viticulture and Enology degree at Cal Poly, Levi returned to the North Coast to manage vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. Missing the vibe of the Central Coast, he and his wife Katie returned when he accepted a job at Tablas Creek Vineyard. Levi is excited to be one of the driving forces of the Law team and he feels privileged to look after this amazing vineyard site.
Jessica grew up on her family’s ranch in Rio Vista, California. She attended San Diego State University, and graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Public Administration. She became enamored with Paso Robles wines upon her first taste of Grenache in December of 2010, which was quickly followed by her obsession with the Paso Robles’ small town feel and warm hospitality that came with it. Jess joins the Law team as the Marketing Manager where she will help communicate and organize marketing efforts across all platforms and departments. In addition, she will also be showcasing our wines not only in the tasting room, but also pouring at marketing events nationwide.
Well versed in wine production, Pedro Vazquez is a huge asset as our Assistant Winemaker. Diligent as he is energetic, Pedro has proven faithful to his craft by continuing his education in any way he can and by always striving for professional growth. When he is not playing, watching or praying for the Dodgers, he is happy to help with anything and everything asked of him at the winery and his passion for wine is apparent in all he accomplishes.
Coming from a family background in the restaurant industry, Savannah’s hospitality roots run deep! With a craving to try something new and being exposed to Law at one of the biggest charity events in Destin, Florida, Savannah immediately knew this was a brand she could get behind and decided to bring her southern charm to the West Coast! Her degree of Fashion Marketing from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA allows her to expand our marketing and outreach in a new, modern light, which fits right in with what Law Estate Wines has to offer!
What brought Marissa to Paso Robles? A new found passion for wine, and ultimately the intrigue and charisma of Law’s atmosphere and sense of adventure! After studying Human Physiology and Biological Anthropology at the University of Oregon, she ironically found an affinity for wine and customer service. Hospitality in her blood, this was an easy fit and we are tremendously excited to have added this strong and humble individual to our family!
After a 30 year career as a college tennis coach, Tim fell in love with all things wine! His passion for wine lead him to leave coaching and move to California, working in the cellar for some of Napa's most sought after, boutique producers. The desire to explore California's Central Coast wine region lead him to the Law Estate. When Tim's not sharing his knowledge and passion in the tasting room, he is his wife Christine and his trusty dog Pliny, enjoy hiking and exploring the beautiful beaches this area has to offer.
While a mathematician by trade and expert skier on the side, Kelli Law has a passion for everything Law Estate Wines, and is devoted to her family's legacy. On any given day, Kelli and her daughter Sophia, can be found driving the mule in the vineyard, tasting grapes and or in the tasting room pouring wine and sharing stories of their family with all of our members and guests.
Keith and Cindee Van Vleck
Keith and Cindee Van Vleck are both retired executives from the high tech and medical device industries in the bay area, Silicon Valley. They have been traveling together to find great food and stellar wines to share with friends for many years. Both love to cook and entertain at their home in Templeton. They first tasted the 2010 vintage at Law in 2013, prior to the tasting room even being completed, and have been happily collecting the wines ever since! This gives them an excellent perspective on how well the wines age -- if Keith hides them in the cellar!
Peggy, along with her husband Ron, has been an enthusiastic Black Label member for many years. Her passion for wine and all things Paso led her to our hospitality team. Family gatherings, full of laughter and wine, are life affirming for her. She loves to dabble in freelance interior design and is an HGTV junkie! The visual appeal of the Law facility was a real selling point in her decision to come out of retirement to join the team. Since moving to the area in 2020 she is now referred to as “Paso Peg!”
Sophia, granddaughter of Don and Susie Law, has grown up around the winery eating grapes and catching lizards. Her early position as "kitty wrangler" began when Law adopted two cats in 2018. Sophia enjoys coming to the tasting room on the weekends or after school to tell one (or two) of her infamous jokes to guests and signing bottles of our white wine, Soph, named after her. You can also catch Sophia at our annual Black Label Dinners, performing comedy to start each evening!
After graduating from UC Davis with her BS in Viticulture and Enology, Madison came to Paso Robles excited to immerse herself in the wine industry. After a previous internship at Chandon in Napa Valley and Epoch Estates just down the road, she has found a love for Rhone style wines, with Syrah and GSM blends being her favorites. With a passion for all things wine and her bubbly personality, Madison has made a seamless transition to the Law team. She is always ready to welcome every customer to Law and give each customer a one of kind experience.