Russell Joy was named Vice President of California Operations in April of 2017. In this role, Russ oversees operations at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, Patz & Hall in Sonoma and Conn Creek Winery in St. Helena.
For the past 11 years, Russ served as Vice President & General Manager for Patz & Hall, a leading producer of single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of Napa and Sonoma’s top vineyard sites. Prior to that, he was Chief Finance Officer of Viansa and Sebastiani wineries. He also has previous experience with Allied Domecq as Director of Finance.
Russ currently serves as President of the Sonoma County Vintners Board of Directors and is a 4th generation grape grower.