Eric Baist

Winery 805.238.6979
Tasting Room 805.238.4112
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Eric grew up in upstate New York in the town of Sodus. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he moved to the bay area in Northern California in 1995 where he lived for the next 15 years. A passion for food and wine was spawned early in life as a result of working in restaurants as a teenager and sporadically over the next 15 years. In 2000, Eric moved into wine sales, starting with Southern Wine & Spirits in San Francisco, followed by four years of managing Northern California sales for W.J. Deutsch & Sons, earning his certified sommelier credential along the way. Eric joined Hope Family Wines in 2007, managing sales in several western states, including California. In 2010 he returned to his east coast roots to manage New York and New Jersey.  Currently residing in Brighton, New York with his wife Kirstin, Eric enjoys cooking with his family and friends, surfing when able, and chasing his two little troublemakers.

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