Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Joe Cotta grew up on his father’s 600 acre vineyard near Lodi, CA. He received his BS from the California State University Fresno in 2001 and his MS from the University of California Davis in 2003. He worked as a viticulturist and grower relations representative in the North Coast of California for Allied Domecq Wines USA, before spending five years directing a vineyard and consulting business in St. Louis, MO. He joined Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2009 and continues to serve as the vineyard manager for Cold Creek Vineyard.