Beringer Vineyards named Mark Beringer as Chief Winemaker beginning April 20, 2015. A direct descendant of founding brother, Jacob Beringer, Mark brings a “familial passion” as well as decades of winemaking experience to Beringer. “It’s an honor to step in and continue the legacy of winemaking that Beringer has long been known for. I am incredibly excited to craft wines that reflect the best of Napa Valley, the very same sentiment that led my great-great-grandfather to establish Beringer in 1876,” said Beringer. Most recently at Artesa, with additional experience at Duckhorn, Beringer has years of working across a variety of Napa Valley vineyards and appellations. Prior Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook has transitioned to Winemaker Emeritus. Hook has been with Beringer Vineyards since 1986.