A rising star in Napa Valley, Paul Colantuoni
brings to Alanté Vineyard a balance of New and Old World sensibilities that
bespeak an impressive international pedigree. The son of Italian parents and
a citizen of both the United States and Belgium, Paul joined team Alanté via
prior engagements in California, France, Italy, and since 2006, back in our
own Napa Valley.
Paul began his winemaking career following his
graduation from Princeton University, where he studied Chemical Engineering,
Molecular Biology, and Romance Languages. In contrast to his eclectic
academia, Paul has honed a direct and traditional approach to winemaking.
Using classic non-interventionist techniques, he allows his wines to fully
express the unique personalities of great vineyard sites.
Paul has previously worked with Robert Mondavi
Winery and Neyers Vineyards in Napa Valley, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape,
and Brancaia in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany. He trained
alongside such luminaries as Ehren Jordan, Bruce Neyers, brothers Frédéric
and Daniel Brunier, and Carlo Ferrini.
Alanté Vineyard is proud to have Paul Colantuoni
as its winemaker and family friend.