John Couch, Owner
John Couch is a pioneer of the American tech boom and is most well known as one of the top executives at Apple. His career began as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard and was then hired by Steve Jobs as the 54th employee of Apple in 1978 and in 1979 became Apple’s first Vice President of Software. Inspired by his passion for cabernet sauvignon and his Italian heritage, Couch purchased the property in the backyard of Silicon Valley and built the winery from the ground up.
“Our vision was to create a destination where friends and family could come together and enjoy wine made from some of the most incredible cabernet grapes.”
Bill Brosseau, Winemaker
Bill Brosseau has spent many years as a Winemaker and Vineyard Manager. Involved with his family’s vineyard since childhood, Bill grew fond of the lifestyle and enrolled at the world-renowned, UC Davis School of Viticulture and Enology. He complimented his education with harvests at Pine Ridge and Chalone Wineries while attending UC Davis. Upon graduation in 2000, Bill joined Testarossa Winery as Enologist and quickly worked up the ranks to Winemaker in 2003. These past 15 years, Bill has continued to refine his Winemaking craft as Director of Winemaking at Testarossa, working closely with 20 vineyards up and down the central coast.
“We’re using thoughtful, careful farming and winemaking methods to make the very best of what the land has to offer."