I just found out this morning that not only has John gotten engaged recently, but he’s also been hired by Shinn Estate Vineyards as head winemaker. He’ll be staying on at Pellegrini through most of the summer, but will also be transitioning to Shinn.

This is great news for both John and for Shinn Estate’s owners, David Page and Barbara Shinn. You’ve no doubt seen me mention John several times here on LENNDEVOURS in recent months. We share a love for this region and a desire to bring wine down off of it’s high horse and into the lives and glasses of the masses, not just the elite.

He’s going to have great fruit to work with at Shinn, so I look forward to tasting his wines going forward.

Congrulations, again, John.