Naked Winemaker

Sean M. Quinn



His Winemaker Fantasy captured the imagination of thousands of Angels

Years Angel-funded: 2016-17
Sean Quinn won's Winemaker Fantasy competition in 2016 – and the opportunity to make a Napa Valley Cabernet Franc to his precise spec!

  • Sean currently works as a winemaker for Hannah Nicole Vineyards. He's also spent time in Napa working for big cellars like Viader, Tudal Winery, Pine Ridge and Chateau St. Jean!
  • Hailing from Virginia, Sean's winemaking dreams led him on treks across the world, including harvests in Australia (working in McLaren Vale) before landing him in the Napa/Sonoma valleys
  • Over the years, he's helped bottle hundreds of Cabernet Sauvignons (Napa's favorite varietal, hands down)...but his Winemaker Fantasy dreams focused on an even bigger red: Cabernet Franc. Or as he called it, "the big daddy!" 

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