Gregory Graham’s appreciation of grapes began at an early age in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, where his family owned and operated a 10-acre Concord grape vineyard.
His winemaking experience started while he was in college in the mid-1970s. He had completed his service in the military and decided to attend Cleveland State University, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. Greg’s interest in winemaking grew rapidly, evolving from home winemaking to desiring to produce European varieties and improve his wines.
In 1980, Greg moved to California and enrolled in one of the top viticulture schools, the University of California at Davis. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in enology in 1983.