Rick Bonitati joined the Sequoia Grove team in early 2018 and recently became President. With over 30 years of experience in the fine wine business, Rick’s passion for premium Napa Valley wines is a perfect addition to the Sequoia Grove Winery team. After graduating from University of Miami in FL with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Merchandising, Rick’s dream of a journey to Napa Valley became a reality in the summer of 1984. After experiencing a week in Napa Valley, he fell in love with the region, the wines and the people.
Fast forward three decades, Rick is an accomplished leader who quickly moved up the ranks in sales and later in winery operations and management. Having involvement in winemaking, viticulture, marketing and sales over the years provides a vast array of experiences which Rick can call upon while guiding towards the future. He believes it is imperative to “work hard and have fun doing it.” Rick’s passion for precision grape growing and crafting wines of exceptional quality is perfectly aligned with the driving force behind Sequoia Grove’s dedication to excellence.