Tim Rowe’s interest in wine began in 2008 when he took a job at a winery in Missouri, working on the bottling line. From there, he realized a growing love for vineyard management and made the transition from the winery to the vineyard, eventually becoming the Vineyard Foreman. In this role, he learned critical field skills and further developed his passion for viticulture.
After two vintages, Tim returned to the University of Missouri to complete a B.S. in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Crop Management. Upon completing this degree, Tim worked two harvest internships in Europe – one in Tuscany and one in Provence – which reinforced his desire for a career in the wine industry. He then worked as a Research Viticulturist for the University of Missouri’s Grape and Wine Institute.
To broaden his experience, he applied for an internship in Napa Valley. Tim started at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in 2014 as a Vineyard Intern, working directly with Kirk Grace, our Director of Vineyard Operations. In 2016, Tim was promoted to Viticulture Technician and his experience, technical skills and proven work ethic led to him to be promoted to Viticulturist in January 2018.
When Tim is not wine tasting or talking about wine, you’ll find him playing basketball, cycling or rock climbing.