Provenance Vineyards WinemakerTrevor Durling was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, one of the wine hubs of Sonoma County. He grew up in a household where wine was a staple at the dinner table. Trevor went to the University of California, Davis, immediately following high school, and enrolled in the winemaking program as a sophomore after taking an introduction to winemaking class. “Viticulture and enology appealed to me on so many levels. I immediately knew that the wine business was in my future,” he says. After an internship at Sonoma-Cutrer in 2003 and two consecutive harvest internships making sparkling wine at Gloria Ferrer, Trevor joined Moon Mountain Vineyard, a small, well-regarded organic vineyard in Sonoma, shortly after his graduation from UC Davis.“I spent a bit over four years at Moon Mountain and it was a great place to start my career. I got to work on small-lot, luxury-class wines made from primarily Bordeaux-style grapes grown in mountain terroir,” he recalls.
“From a winemaking standpoint, I’m fortunate to have access to some of the best fruit in the Napa Valley. In addition to our estate vineyards in Rutherford, we harvest grapes from Carneros in the south all the way up to Calistoga in the north. Our job is to make sure that each wine is balanced, complex, exciting and representative of its terroir.” Trevor currently lives among the rolling hills of Bennett Valley in Sonoma County. “I have a 40-minute commute along the Oakville grade over the Mayacamas Mountains, which divide Napa and Sonoma,” he says. “The drive to work is towards the sunrise, the drive home is into the sunset. The route features wildlife, redwoods, oak groves, rolling pastures, hairpin turns and postcard views. In my opinion, it’s the most beautiful commute on earth.” Trevor is an avid golfer, snowboarder and San Francisco Giants fan. He also loves to barbecue and cook in his spare time.