Erin began her fascination with the science of winemaking and winegrowing as an undergraduate at UC Davis, where she pursued a degree in Fermentation Science with an emphasis on Enology. After graduating, she began working part-time on Helen Turley’s projects as well as Sonoma-Cutrer. In the early 1990’s Erin was instrumental in launching Napa Wine Company, a custom crush facility where she was Director of Winemaking. It was here that Erin and Bryan Kvamme worked together for the first time. Erin continued working for Helen Turley on her clients’ wines, including Bryant Family, Martinelli and Pahlmeyer through the end of 1999. For the next 12 years, Erin was the Winemaker and the Director of Winegrowing for Pahlmeyer.
Erin has returned to Martinelli as Consulting Winemaker. It was a natural fit for her to return to Martinelli, having previously worked with the Martinelli family and having knowledge of their style of wines.