Jeff Booth, the evil genius behind Big Red Monster, has been
making wine since 1975. He has experience with many styles of
wine in a variety of locations throughout California. He has
made wine from the grapes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Central
Coast, and Napa and Sonoma Counties.
He produced award-winning
German-style Rieslings at Felton Empire Winery in the '70s and
was the first winemaker at Napa's Pine Ridge Winery in 1980.
He coordinated the 1984 red wine crush at Robert Mondavi Winery
in Oakville. During his eight years at Conn Creek winery, Jeff
worked closely with legendary winemaker and consultant Andre
Tchelistcheff. During his tenure, Conn Creek wines won many gold
medals and garnered critical acclaim from trade journals.
Jeff has worked with a variety of wines from fruity whites to
ultra-premium Cabernets. He also has experience with premium
fruit wines. He has worked at wineries in management and winemaking
positions that range from 3,000 case production per year to 8-million
case production per year.
From 1996 through 1999, Jeff
was brand winemaker for "Expressions," a 6,000 case
line of premium wines for Glen Ellen Winery. The Expressions
wines won more gold medals than all other wines in the UDV/Diageo
portfolio combined. This included BV and Sterling wineries.