The strength of Somerston is the people that are working hard to deliver our product to you. From the founders to the newest staff members, we believe in hard work, perseverance, and a little luck can make great things happen. We are committed to developing a vineyard and winery that is driven by inspiration, quality, sustainability, and the belief in our own success.
F. Allan Chapman
In 2004, Allan Chapman was lured to the Somerston property by its pure beauty and unspoiled landscape. He brings his wealth of knowledge and insight to Somerston as its CEO and Proprietor providing long-term vision and inspiration to the project.
Craig Becker is a founding member of Somerston. He is a seasoned winemaker and has worked with a wide range of varieties planted at some of California’s top hillside vineyards. Driven by his strong interest in plant and soil science Craig attended the University of California at Davis studying plant physiology, hydrologic science, enology, and viticulture. It is Craig’s artisan approach to winemaking and his extensive knowledge in viticulture that enables him to create superb wines from a wide range of varieties and sites. As General Manager of Somerston, Craig oversees all aspects of the business from viticulture, winemaking, sales and marketing, finance and business development.