Developer of Possibilities
From the moment Gary discovered the land we now call Campovida, it was love at first sight. With anything you fall in love with, it takes passion, commitment, sweat and tears. Gary breathes life into all of these spaces, whether in the fields or barns in Hopland; or the rustic building in Oakland. With his background in real estate, he truly a developer of possibilities.
Gary has always been most alive outside amongst the sounds of nature; in the sunshine, rain, wind and mud. He loves it best when he comes home exhausted from an honest day's work. He is always exploring new frontiers like winemaking in Mendocino County and the reclaiming of Oakland and the village of Hopland.
Gary has "retired" from Ironman triathlons. His new triathlons involve planting trees, creating plant starters, restoring old barns and wandering the fields. If he was a wine, he would be our estate Viognier - both for its heritage and for its simple yet complex nature.
Anna's mom always said, "The best gift you can give is a smile." She tries to follow that advice in life.
You will most likely find Anna in the garden, the Taste of Place, at the Piazza, in the barn, in Oakland, in the office, in the chicken coop - anywhere her teammates need her, she will be there. Otherwise, she is trying to keep up with her husband, partner and best friend, Gary, their two daughters and their loyal companion Buster. Her role at Campovida has been to tend to the gardens of life - all things involving our guests and members.
Anna loves photography, weeding, collecting chicken eggs and most simple things in life. She is an Executive Coach and co-founder of the DO Lectures USA. If she was a wine, she would be our Rosé di Grenache - intentionally picked early with a character that is both dry and light - a welcoming wine.
Passionate about making wines of Mendocino County, Adam brings both the art and science to perfect the beauty in the bottle.
Born and raised in Northern California, he made his way south to attend University of California, San Luis Obispo, for Viticluture and Enology. After Adam earned his degree, he felt the need to return to his Northern California roots, moving back to Sonoma County to pursue his career as a winemaker and became a student of life and winemaking.
He has worked alongside many great winemakers and when he joined Campovida, he was poised to create his own path of passion in making world class wines.
He shares his passion and knowledge with generosity in every interaction.
Adam may seem quiet, but he will make you laugh out loud. If he was a wine, he would be our Pinot Noir - a flavorful yet subtle world class wine - seemingly serious, yet playful and light the more time you spend with him.
Amy is like sunshine on a cloudy day. She will warm your heart and fill you cup with sparkles. Amy has an extensive background in creating memorable gatherings and helping couples and companies achieve their dreams. She has a can do attitude with a love of people and our property.
Besides managing all the aspects of Campovida's spaces, she spends her time taking care of her beautiful family. Her love seems to multiply and never divides.
If she were a wine, she would be our Campo Di Blanca - a blend of home and neighborhood, shown in her welcoming and strong sense of character.
Oakland Pura Vida Purveyor
Jen will welcome you with a warm smile and a glass of wine. You will feel at home and part of a community, because you are and Jen knows how to create a sense of belonging.
Her passion for wine, memorable experiences and meaningful friendships makes for an amazing team player at Campovida. Oakland is lucky to have such a spirit in their town.
If she were a wine she would be the Dolcetto, which means "little sweet one" - and because it is such a beauty with a long-lasting impression.
With almost 10 years of experience in the Napa Valley wine industry and beyond, Jamison is by no means traditional. Our first impression was that we wanted this enigmatic, gentle and entirely welcoming character representing us.
Curating from our Oakland tasting room, Jamison is our ambassador for the Bay area, heading up our Pura Vida wine club membership, all things sales and also putting in the hours when we’re pouring at events here or there.
If he were a wine, he would be a Nero D’Avalo - a nostalgic and well-rounded red you’d want at your table all year round.
Allen is called our Peaceful Warrior, which also translates to our Ranch Manager in Hopland. He can be found early in the morning, letting the chickens out and late at night, helping guests find their way to their cars. He is handy with a hammer, a tractor and a kind word to make Campovida grow.
He has been key in the rebuilding and reclaiming of the buildings, barns and gardens. He has lifted his weight in gold and helped in ways you could not have imagined when you live on a farm.
If he was a wine, it would be the Terra Rossa, our Super Tuscan - because he himself is a super hero to us all.
Liz moved her life from the sun soaked haven of Long Beach, Southern California to Hopland, and has been with us now for a couple of months. Splitting her time between our tasting room and events team, Liz is a subtle force of nature.
With a calm and soothing way about her, she instantly makes people feel at ease, the perfect attribute for someone who spends their days guiding guests around the property. If she was a wine, she would be our Campo Di Rossa: a blend of aromatic flavours, gently balanced and quietly confident.
Voice of Nature
We met Ken in the back of the garden when we were first looking at moving to Hopland. It was a memorable moment. From that experience, we wanted to make sure everyone had the same kind of lasting impression of Campovida.
Ken will share stories, Mother Nature's secrets, and pair the wines with the garden's seasonal delights. You will fall in love with Ken like we have.
If he were a wine, he would be our Sangieovese - a more rare Italian varietal, found in the vineyard at the back of the garden. There is so little of this rare gem...so you can see why it reminds us of Ken, rare and from the garden.
Cat first arrived at Campovida in 2016 from the UK to volunteer for The Do Lectures. She stayed part of the family long after her departure, and has returned to the farm (if only for a brief while), to weave some stories throughout all things Hopland. Taking over our Instagram for the first week, she just kept on going, bringing a fresh and inquisitive lens to the property and winemaking process.
Ever curious, she asked what wine she would be. And there was no hesitation: our Arneis. Light, rare, refreshing and always making others laugh with her cheeky smile (and British accent). Adam also added that the English translation of ‘arneis’ is ‘little rascal’. Go figure!
Jonah can bring a smile into a room just with his presence. He has a lifetime of stories and shares them effortlessly. He will share his experiences and make you feel at home, while tasting Campovida's world class wines of Mendocino County.
Jonah is happy to host guests and take them on a tour of the property. He is a constant source of inspiration for leaving things better than you found them.
If he was a wine, he would be the Petite Sirah - an underdog red which boasts spicy and memorable flavours - just like Jonah whose efforts and love flies under the radar yet are always noted.
Like his owners, he can be overly friendly and a bit stubborn...and he loves meeting new friends. His favorite activities are napping, swimming and chasing any wildlife in his backyard. He is an optimist and believes in happiness.
If he were a wine, he would be our Innamorarsi, grown right here on our estate vineyard - a late harvest Viognier that is super sweet and best enjoyed at the end of your day. We cherish every moment with Buster.