The Team

Principals

Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom

Founder

Gavin Newsom is a fourth-generation San Franciscan who was elected two consecutive terms as Mayor of the city and now serves as Lieutenant Governor of California. Over the years, Newsom has worked tirelessly in the public sector to revitalize MUNI, restore neighborhood parks, combat homelessness and protect diversity.

John Conover

General Manager

John Conover joined PlumpJack Winery as general manager in January 1999 to oversee the daily operations of the estate winery and vineyard, provide strategic direction for the newly-established property, steadily increase production from 1,000 cases to 10,000 cases annually, and create the image, awareness and global distribution channels that would ultimately support that level of production.

John Conover
Gordon Getty

Gordon Getty

Founder

Composer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Gordon’s role in our collection of wineries has directed some of our boldest endeavors, including our use of screw cap technology.

The music of the American composer Gordon Getty has been widely performed in North America and Europe in such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Vienna’s Brahmssaal, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Bolshoi Theatre, as well as at the Aspen, Spoleto, and Bad Kissingen Festivals. In 1986, he was honored as an Outstanding American Composer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and he was awarded the 2003 Gold Baton of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

Winemaking Team

Danielle Cyrot

Winemaker

Danielle Cyrot

Winemaker

Brett Brockmeyer

Associate Winemaker

Brett Brockmeyer

Associate Winemaker

Tyler Martin

Assistant Winemaker

Tyler Martin

Assistant Winemaker

Trade Team

Scot Gaffney

Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Scot Gaffney

Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Sandra Roberts

Director of Sales

Sandra Roberts

Director of Sales

Hospitality Team

Lisa Sedgley

Director, Direct to Consumer Sales & Hospitality

Lisa Sedgley

Director, Direct to Consumer Sales & Hospitality

Patrick Widen

Tasting Room Manager

Patrick Widen

Tasting Room Manager