In the spring of 2006, Vineyard 7 & 8 hired Pete Richmond and Silverado Farming Company to take over the management of the vineyards and to assist in the continued development of new and existing vineyards.
Before founding Silverado Farming Company, Pete Richmond worked at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, managing all of their vineyards in Napa, southern Sonoma, and Lake counties. He implemented Kendall-Jackson’s first organic vineyards, and worked with high-end Cabernet Sauvignon sites chosen by Lokoya and Cardinale wines.
Previously, Pete managed vineyards for Atlas Peak, William Hill, Stag’s Leap, and Bien Nacido, considered one of the great Pinot Noir vineyards in California. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Fresno State University, and is currently on the boards of Napa Valley Housing and the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association.
Pete lives in Napa, CA, with his wife Leslie and their two children.