Niner Wine Estates


Website

www.ninerwine.com

Email

info@ninerwine.com

Hours

10am-5pm every day

Tasting Fee

$15, waived with purchase of a bottle

Contact Info

805-239-2233 ph

 

Address

2400 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Patrick Muran

Winemaker Patrick Muran is scientist by education whose love of the outdoors and the natural world lead him to the art of winemaking. He strongly believes that observations of our natural world can open up new ideas and new approaches to anything in life, including winemaking.

Patrick attended school at UC Santa Barbara and earned his degree in Microbiology before beginning his career in the wine industry. His first harvest was in 2000, at Orcutt Road Cellars in the Edna Valley. He studied under venerated French winemaker, Christian Roguenant, and discovered his love for the art of winemaking. Patrick was eventually named Production Manager for Orcutt Road Cellars, and oversaw the winemaking process for more than 18 brands. Patrick then headed to Santa Ynez, California, to become the head winemaker for Blackjack Winery, where his efforts centered on small-production Bordeaux, Syrah and Chardonnay, with opportunities to work in both vineyard and winemaking roles. Patrick joined Niner Wine Estates in 2009 and was promoted to Winemaker in 2013.

Outside of Niner, Patrick keeps busy cultivating new pursuits with his wife Heather, their 2 daughters, Kaylinn and Clare, and their Australian Shepherd, Bell. Patrick’s love of surfing has taken him all over the world and he is also an avid river rafter, backpacker and snowboarder.