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Schatzi Throckmorton moved to the Napa Valley from the Midwest in 1999 after falling in love with wine. She quickly found her way to Behrens & Hitchcock Winery, beginning work there in 2000. At B&H, Schatzi learned the business-side of the wine industry, serving as their General Manager from 2004 to 2013.
She and her husband - winemaker Mike Hirby - founded Relic Wine Cellars in 2001 with just a few barrels of Pinot Noir. Relic continues to utilize old world methods when making their Napa Valley Rhone and Bordeaux varietal wines as well as Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Their goal is to make world-class wines that are full of complexity, aromatics, nuance and concentration.