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Danielle Cyrot brings to CADE a diversity of winemaking experience.  Having grown up with a French father with whom she took annual trips to France, Danielle was exposed to the winemaking history of her family from a young age.  Her great-grandfather was the last in a long line of ancestors who owned the Cyrot vineyard in Burgundy’s prestigious Côte de Beaune.

Danielle had no plans to carry on her family’s winemaking legacy when she enrolled at the University of California, Davis; however, that quickly changed when she took an introductory winemaking class and knew she had found her calling.  While at Davis, she worked harvests at Schramsberg and Artesa in Napa Valley, learning the trade from the soil up.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in viticulture and enology, Danielle worked abroad at wineries in Alsace, France and South Australia.

Danielle comes to CADE Estate Winery from St. Clement, where she was praised for crafting elegant, structured and balanced wines with refined tannins.  Before taking on the role at St. Clement, she worked as an enologist and was then promoted to assistant winemaker at  Stag’s Leap under her mentor, Robert Brittan.

Danielle Cyrot, Winemaker

Tyler Martin, Enologist

Tyler Martin, Enologist, joined the CADE cellar team in August 2013. After working diligently and honing his skill set, showing great passion and detail to his craft, he was promoted to Enologist in August 2015. A 2012 graduate of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Tyler had no intention of becoming a winemaker. Entering his freshman year, Tyler was studying Agricultural Business. Although he found his business classes useful, he felt his studies were not providing a creative outlet or fulfilling his passion for science. While looking into other majors, Tyler found the rapidly growing Wine and Viticulture Program.

Growing up in the Moraga, CA, he has always been in close proximity to the wine country. Spending time tasting and collecting wine with his father, he continued to nurture his interest and knowledge of wine.  Tyler’s first experience in winemaking came during his internship at Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo.  As a member of the 2010 Harvest team, Tyler was exposed to all facets of cellar work.  The long hours, the constant pump overs, and the sweet buzz of the crush line. He was hooked.

After graduating, Tyler spent the next year traveling the world gaining experience in both the northern and southern hemispheres.  As a harvest intern at Vineyard 29 in St. Helena, he got his first experience with the super-premium winemaking of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  Furthering his winemaking education, he moved to Australia in February 2013 to experience two sparkling wine harvests: the first at Taltarni Vineyards in Victoria and second at Clover Hill Wines in Tasmania.  Through all these experiences, Tyler practiced many different winemaking styles and ideologies, which have all influenced him to become the winemaker he is today.

Since joining the production team at CADE, he has had the opportunity to create elegant, handcrafted premium wines, work with a dedicated team and further expand his winemaking expertise under the talented winemaking practices that Danielle has established.