September 23, 2023
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Herzog adds new winemaker from Napa


David Galzignato of Herzog Wine Cellars (courtesy photo)

Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, one of the biggest wineries in the tri-county region, has a new winemaker. 

The winery announced July 26 that it has hired David Galzignato as senior winemaker and director of winery operations. He will oversee the entire winemaking operation, vineyard management and grower contracts, and will work with head winemaker Joe Hurliman, one of Herzog’s founding winemakers.

Herzog was founded in 2005, and in 2020 it produced 200,000 cases of wine, the most among wineries based in the region that chose to disclose their production volume to the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Galzignato has spent the past 17 years as a head winemaker, most recently with Provenance Vineyards in Napa County. He has led winery teams in the Napa and Sonoma regions, Paso Robles, Washington state, and Italy, Herzog said in its July 26 news release.

“Joe [Hurliman] and I are honored to welcome David Galzignato to our team,” “We are excited to bring talent of this caliber from the North Coast to Central California’s wine country. David’s joining Joe is another major milestone for the family.”