Ted Osborne - Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker and Sauvignon Blanc Consulting Winemaker
Over the past 20 years, Ted has been refining his technique, while crafting wines in Bordeaux, South Africa, Australia, and Napa Valley where he consults for a number of boutique wineries, including his family label Olabisi.
Ted specializes in making natural wines using time-tested old world techniques in order to best showcase the terroir of each vineyard and vintage. The end result is stylized wine of character and balance that maintains a sense of place.
We have all been fortunate to collaborate on Date Night since its inception in 2005.
Dr. Gary Warburton - Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker
Gary wears a number of hats at the Phifer Pavitt Winery. First as father and father-in law of the proprietors, Shane and Suzanne. Second as grandfather to Jackson and Rhett Pavitt. And finally as winemaker for the Date Night Sauvignon Blanc. Gary began his winemaking with local Manhattan Beach friends at their Southern California winery, Quest. After spending many years as a “do everything and anything” cellar helper, he began making his own amateur wines and over 15 years has garnered numerous gold and blue ribbon awards for his creations. When the Pavitts purchased their Calistoga land he took time from his busy dental practice and enrolled at UC Davis where after three years he earned a degree in Enology. For the past 9 years he has been helping build the Phifer Pavitt Winery and in 2011 crafted his first commercial wine. His Sauvignon Blanc has been very well received by all who savor its fruity aroma and taste its bright notes and viscous mouthfeel.