July 18, 2007
A look at the wines created by Joel Gott.
Joel Gott comes honestly to the business of winemaking. He’s the grandson of the president of Inglenook Winery, whose mother created Montevina Winery and whose father started in the cellar at Sterling Vineyards (eventually becoming CEO). Gott himself is a partner in the Three Thieves wine brand and owns a piece of a Napa Valley custom winemaking facility. A fifth-generation farmer, Gott and his brother own the gourmet burger restaurants Taylor’s Automatic Refresher in St. Helena and San Francisco (with another on the way in Napa). The father of three young children, he is married to wine consultant Sarah Gott and runs their family winemaking business.