Our winemaker, Arturo Villarreal has over 37 years of experience in the wine industry. He began his journey in winemaking by working in the vineyards of Callaway Vineyard & Winery in 1975. He quickly transitioned to working in the cellar at Callaway where he received hands-on experience with some of the area's most respected winemakers.
In the early 1990's, Art accepted the position of Cellar Master and then became the Associate Winemaker at Callaway in 2003. His most recent position has been as the Assistant Winemaker at Gary Farrell Winery in the Russian River appellation for 5 years, where he had the opportunity to assist in producing award-winning wines.
From overseeing the vineyards, to creating quality wines, Art looks forward to bringing his passion for winemaking back to Temecula Valley. He believes that great wine starts in the vineyard and continues in the cellar with a combination of science, taste, passion and teamwork.
"Danza del Sol Winery offers a great opportunity for me as a winemaker." commented Art Villarreal, "I look forward to engaging with our customers and wine club members and to continuing the tradition of creating excellent wines for our customers. I'm also extremely excited to be back making those great wines here in the Temecula Valley!"