Winemaker; Wine Educator; Author

John Buechsenstein has been a winemaker and wine educator in California for many years. Recently the COO of Sauvignon Republic Cellars, specializing in Sauvignon Blancs from around the world, he has also made award-winning wines at Fife Vineyards and McDowell Valley Vineyards. John is a noted educator, serving as Adjunct Wine Faculty at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and at UC Davis Extension where he has lectured on wine sensory evaluation for more than 30 years. He is a past-president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, a charter member of the Society of Wine Educators, and judges wines throughout North America. Among his many publications, he co-authored the Standardized System of Wine Aroma Terminology, known as the Wine Aroma Wheel. (Napa Valley, CA)