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.