Raised in a rural farming community in Nebraska, Lawrence Fairchild learned early on that the best land and careful farming practices yielded superior quality. His pursuit of producing great wines came from his passion for the land and farming. As an Agriculture major at the University of Nebraska, studying crop genetics and quality control, Lawrence has now come full circle, spending countless hours in the vineyards and winery that produce Fairchild wines.
Philippe believes that a grape must tell the story of its native soil. His pursuit of excellence in our wines is equaled only by his dedication to precision in winemaking. A proponent of vineyard-based wines and a native of Bordeaux, France he has devoted the past 15 years to winemaking in the Napa Valley. Its diversity of terroir and potential for extraordinary wines has been the foundation of a prolific winemaking career.