Paul Rogerville, Proprietor/Winemaker
After 25 years in the financial and corporate world, Paul spent the last 20 as owner of a successful construction company. Somewhere amidst running a business built on brick, concrete and plaster, he made the trek to Napa and thus began his love affair with grapes. In 1989, his friend Pat Smith introduced Paul to home winemaking and ten years later they made their first wine together.
Paul spent the majority of his free time over the past 15 years or so making wine and expanding his knowledge through classes at UC Davis, hands-on training and working with other accomplished winemakers. Paul sold his construction business in order to become a full-time vintner, his true passion.
Susie Eldred, Tasting Room/Wine Club Director
Susie has been wine tasting and collecting wine for 30+ years. Her first trip to Napa Valley in the mid 1980’s got her hooked. Now she can be found frequently looking for new gems to visit in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and other wine regions as well. A recent trip to the Bordeaux region of France ignited her passion for French wine as well.
Susie spent her career in law enforcement and after retiring, discovered Cuvee Wine Cellars and joined the club. What - there’s a wine cellar in San Carlos she said??! Soon after, she began helping out in the tasting room and then took over office and club operations when there was a job opening (perfect part-time retirement job!) Susie grew up in San Carlos and loves spreading the word to others who may not know about Cuvee and the great wines they make!
Patrick Smith, Consulting Winemaker
Pat moved to the Bay Area to attend Menlo College and Stanford University in 1957 after a stint in the Marine Corps. He joined the banking world after a year-and-a-half venture in the Reno, Nevada, casino scene. In 1983, Pat became interested in winemaking and went on to earn numerous amateur awards. He attended various UC Davis winemaking classes during his nearly 30-year winemaking career.