Ulises Valdez

Ulises Valdez Founding Vineyard Manager

In honor of a life well-lived, Ulises Valdez Sr. had a natural talent and deep knowledge of Sonoma Coast vineyards that was truly unmatched — he was a legend.

Ulises’ vineyard management experience started with humble beginnings, moving to Sonoma County when he was a young teen to work in vineyards along the Sonoma Coast and make money to support his family. With endless hard work, dedication, and an unmatched passion for the vineyards, success quickly grew and Ulises gained fame as one of the most esteemed and accomplished Sonoma Coast Vineyard Managers. With three decades of experience and limitless passion, we watched Ulises masterfully care for our beloved Boars’ View.

Involved with the Boars’ View vineyard from day one, Ulises’ extensive experience, keen instincts, and comprehensive understanding of the land enabled us to maximize the natural resources of the Boars’ View Vineyard. Always diligent and ever dedicated, Ulises developed the Boars’ View Vineyard from raw land, exceeded planting forecasts, and established a state-of-the-art irrigation process to provide optimal hydration to the root system and conserve overall water use through even the driest of seasons.

Ulises had a deep understanding of the contours and microclimate of the land and carefully selected daily vineyard practices responsive to the vine's specific needs. With this unparalleled knowledge, he embraced and enhanced the natural potential of the terroir, bringing out the very best each vintage had to offer. 

We believe great wines begin in the vineyard and we genuinely appreciate everything Ulises did to bring forward the very best fruit from our beloved Boars’ View. Take care dear friend. We love you and raise our glasses to you, always. xo