Director of Winemaking
Adam LaZarre is a veteran winemaker with over 30 years of experience behind him. He is the Director of Winemaking for the Santa Rosa, California-based Wine Hooligans and is responsible for producing a number of highly successful brands. Previously, he was the VP of Winemaking for Hahn Estates winery in Monterey County and part of the team that created such superstar wines as Rex-Goliath and Cycles Gladiator, a wine that he continues to make today with the Wine Hooligans. He first fell in love with wine while serving honorably in the U.S. Navy, but 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! He 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. He was named “Winemaker of the Year” in 2005 in the Sacramento Bee and named “One of the Top Five Winemakers” in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. In 2012, he was ranked #69 on IntoWine.com “100 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry”.