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About Adam & Angie LaZarre
Adam LaZarre is a veteran winemaker with nearly 20 years of experience behind him. Previously, he was the Vice President of Winemaking for Hahn Estates winery in Monterey County and was part of the team that created such superstar wines as Rex-Goliath and Cycles-Gladiator. Prior to that, Adam produced wines for a number of Central Coast and North Coast wineries as well as participated in the production of wines in Chile and in Spain.
Adam first fell in love with wine while serving honorably in the U.S. Navy. Rather than continue his military service, he chose to enroll in Fresno State’s highly acclaimed Enology program where he graduated, despite all the wine he drank while in school. During his studies, he fell in love with and subsequently relocated to the Central Coast of California where he produced wines for Elliston Vineyards, Jekel Winery, and Constellation Wine Company.
Adam is one of the most accoladed winemakers in California, with Best-of-Show wins at the most prestigious wine competitions in the world including the L.A. International Wine Competition where he is the only three time winner of this respected wine competition. In 2005, Adam was named “Winemaker of the Year” in the Sacramento Bee and was also named “One of the Top Five Winemakers” in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. Earlier in 2012, Adam was ranked #69 on IntoWine.com’s “100 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry”.
DIRECTOR / CO-WINEMAKER
Angie has been in the wine industry for over 17 years. She has participated in every aspect of wine, from providing hospitality, to picking grapes and doing punch downs to selling wine and spirits all over the world. She has also created several wine clubs for several wineries. In addition to managing the LaZarre Wines, she has studied and earned her level 1 certificate in the Court of Master Sommeliers program all while raising her 3 wild loving children.
Her passion for wine is only exceeded by her passion and love for her family.
Angie started out learning about and selling Italian wine at Tutto Buono Trattoria in Monterey, California at age 20. Her first winery job was at Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room, where she started their wine club. She purchased all gift shop items and apparel as an administrative assistant.
From there, Angie worked at Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery as a Hospitality Coordinator. She oversaw the gift shop there as well and took care of key accounts from all National and International Distributor visits.
Angie moved to Paso Robles 2008. She opened Pianetta Winery tasting room in downtown Paso Robles and started their wine club and and implemented all key events. In 2009, she worked at Frank-Lin Distillery & Distribution as a Sales Representative in the Central Coast of California for fine wines and spirits.
After having Sarina, her 3rd baby, Angie became a medical assistant to Dr. William Sima, Orthopedic Surgeon, in Templeton, California. After 3 years there, she became office manager. And finally in 2016, she resigned from the medical office to pursue growing LaZarre Wines full time. And through it all, she has managed LaZarre Wines since 2007.