Ashley Hepworth

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards - St. Helena, CA

Ashley joined Joseph Phelps in 1999 as a harvest intern and stayed on to become a laboratory technician and enologist. In 2004 she was named Associate Winemaker, working closely with Damian Parker overseeing day-to-day winemaking operations and in October of 2008 was promoted to Winemaker.

Ashley attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where she earned a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Her passion for wine is matched by her love of fine food, and her college years were marked by positions in the kitchens of some of Durango’s finest restaurants, and later with the celebrated chef Charlie Trotter in Chicago.

Furthering her winemaking experience, Ashley traveled to St. Emilion in 2005 for a harvest internship at Chateau Angelus. In 2006, to further her education, Ashley earned a Winemaking Certificate from the Viticulture and Enology Department at the University of California at Davis.

Ashley lives in St. Helena with her husband, Greg Scheinfeld, and enjoys traveling and skiing. 

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