We are family owned and operated and we are all involved in daily operations. Tom is the Wine Master, CEO and head of Vineyard Operations; Becky oversees our Wine Club and Tasting Room; Erica manages our Human Resources and Safety Programs; Will and Wyatt (while still in college), work a variety of jobs from vineyards to bottling. We are very proud of our wines and our excellent team. It is our mission to provide an open, honest, positive, work environment treating all with respect and dignity; provide excellent customer service and make the best wine we can; as well as contribute positively to our communities and our environment. We know how lucky we are to be stewards of this land.
Winemaker Nori Nakamura was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and earned his certification with the Japan Sommelier Association. Nori came to the US in 1999 to work at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. He became a fan of California wines, and made the career pivot to wine making within a year. Nori made California his home and earned his second bachelors from UC Davis in Winemaking. Prior to coming to Larson in 2015, Nori worked at Artesa and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards among others. In addition to his role at Larson, he has his own label called NORIA, a wine brand focused on pairing perfectly with Japanese cuisine.
Lee Kruse is an industry veteran whose diverse range of experiences including sales, retail and hospitality, ensure that Larson guests are making great memories every visit. Originally overseeing the Larson Wine Club and the Tasting Room in 2007, Lee returned after working at wineries including Cline Cellars and Chandon. She’s continually adding more unique and entertaining experiences for our guests. When she’s not at the winery, Lee enjoys running, her new hobby of golfing, hanging with her daughter Mia, and connecting with her family in Minnesota.
Our dynamic Wine Club team comes complete with a ton of wine, hospitality and events experience. Thalia Falcon, Wine Club Manager, learned the ins and outs of membership as Bouchaine Vineyard’s wine club manager. After spending time in luxury events as a Sales Coordinator, she joined Larson Family Winery. Karina Nava, Wine Club Coordinator, is an alumna of the prestigious Disney College Program in Hospitality and has held multiple roles in client-facing customer service. Both born and raised in Napa, they love working with our members, their families, plus getting to know their cute dogs is a perk of the job!
Hardworking farm dogs and namesake of our bestselling Three Lab Cab, Ollie, Rosko and Louie Larson are usually found wandering around the winery, waiting to greet guests. Ollie was a service dog in training before he came to live at the winery. Unfortunately (but fortunately for us), he required a career adjustment. The family who trained him are friends of the Larsons and are Wine Club members! Rosko is our big, hungry, lazy guy. However, you’ll see him move pretty quickly when a sandwich or cheese is left unattended. Louie is the resident puppy. Louie & Rosko are half-brothers, they share the same dad. They couldn’t be happier to live the wine dog life!
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