Julian Erggelet

Growing up in Germany and traveling Europe extensively at a young age Julian’s interest in food, table manners and quality cooking hardware was spiked at a young age. After retiring from a brief academic career in 2014 Julian moved to California to pursue a career in winemaking and started a wine label Erggelet Brothers with his brother Sebastian while working as winemaker and vineyard manager first in Napa, then Contra Costa County. With a strong respect for the soil and organic farming practices that keep it alive and a sharp eye on the triple bottom line Julian and his wife Alli now farm a 30 ac. vineyard, 5 ac of mixed vegetables, 5 ac of asparagus, and 20 ac of Stone-fruit, all organic and all in Contra Costa.