Three assistant winemakers will be working during the 2013 harvest at Cellar 433’s Dragoon Mountain Vineyard, near Willcox, AZ. Owner and winemaker John McLoughlin says, “This is a significant achievement for the Arizona Wine Industry. These winemakers chose Arizona over California for a harvest experience, and Cellar 433 specifically, with its progressive, state of the art harvest and winemaking methods that draw the most desirable results from Arizona grown grapes.”
McLoughlin notes that all three Assistant Winemakers are women. “Though we weren’t specifically seeking women, we’re pleased to provide this opportunity. Because women face greater challenges in the industry, I’ve found they tend to make more elegant wines.” McLoughlin looks forward to not only sharing his knowledge and innovations for producing wine in Arizona, but also expects to draw on traditional European methods from winemakers with global experience.