The fourth generation in a family of California winemakers, Cary started his career at the historic Inglenook Winery after studying enology and viticulture at UC Davis. At the age of 23, he founded Montevina, in Amador County’s Sierra Foothills, and soon afterward started up Corbett Canyon winery in San Luis Obispo. He has served as head winemaker at Mumm Napa and Senior Vice President at Sterling Vineyards and has managed operations for Seagram Chateau & Estates in California.
Today, in addition to making wine at Bricoleur Vineyards, Cary consults for wineries such as Davis Estates and Lawer Estates in Calistoga. If his surname sounds familiar, you may have dined at one of his family’s Gott’s Roadside restaurant locations in the Bay Area and Napa Valley or sipped his son’s Joel Gott Wines.