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Winemaking Team

Michael Davies | Executive Winemaker

A small-town New Zealander, Michael completed a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Scandinavian Studies and Political Science at the University of Auckland leading to some unusual jobs, before returning to Lincoln University for a post-graduate diploma in Viticulture & Enology. Prior to joining A to Z, he served as Vineyard Manager and Assistant Winemaker for 6 years at Chehalem, as well as in Burgundy, California, the Hunter Valley of Australia and numerous regions of New Zealand.  Michael and his winemaker wife, Anna Matzinger, make Matzinger Davies wines.

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Anna Welch Prost | Associate Winemaker

Anna serves an integral role in winemaking with a primary focus on A to Z white and rosé wines. Following her degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly, Anna studied at Lincoln University in New Zealand and later also completed the Chemeketa Winemaking program. She worked at Chappellet and Cardinale wineries in California, Delegats Wine Estates in New Zealand, and Vasse Felix Winery in Australia before coming to A to Z for the 2009 harvest. Subsequently, she has served as Lab Technician, Lab Manager, Enologist, and Assistant Winemaker before becoming Associate Winemaker.

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Olivier Prost | Associate Winemaker

Olivier studied in his native France, first winemaking and viticulture in Montpellier and later beverage and wine marketing in Paris. Starting in 1998, he worked harvests in Languedoc-Roussillon, Bordeaux, and Burgundy, and then Napa, New Zealand, and Australia. In 2009, Olivier came to A to Z Wineworks where he served as Cellar Hand, Cellar Master, Assistant Winemaker, and now Associate Winemaker.

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Winemaking: Operations & Lab

Sarah Dvorak

Manager of Wine Operations

Andrew Lyne

Lab Supervisor

Sara Nichols

Lab Technician

Winemaking: Cellar

Mathieu Delarbre

Cellar Master

Ryan Perry

Cellar Lead

Alma Diaz

Cellar Associate

Ryan Vincent

Cellar Associate 2

Austin Munson

Cellar Associate 2 – R&M

Patrick Bush

Cellar Associate

Winemaking: Bottling

Jorge Zagada

Bottling Line Supervisor

Maggie Arrezola

Bottling & Warehouse Supervisor

Mina Arrezola

Bottling Team Lead

Lorenzo Guzman

Bottling Associate

Arsenia Arrezola

Bottling Associate 2

Ana Gabriela Blanco

Bottling Associate 2

Aurelio Coronel

Bottling Associate 2

Sara Arrezola

Bottling Associate

Yamilett Fonseca

Bottling Line Associate

Gilberto Rodriguez

Bottling Line Associate