About Us

Our Mission

Post & Trellis specializes in the design, installation and management of new premium vineyards, remediation of existing vineyards, and client-based winemaking services. We provide San Francisco Peninsula property owners with access to the world of premium grape growing and world class winemaking along with the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of vineyards.

 

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About Thayer, Vineyard Manager

Thayer Dunwoody is a native of the Santa Cruz Mountains who holds a degree in Horticulture and a certificate in Viticulture from Washington State University. He continues to hone his craft with continual research, meticulous observation and the help of his 2 highly skilled vineyard crews.

Thayer has deep experience in all facets of vineyard management, from protocols for pest, disease, nutrient and water management to vineyard design and installation – all deepened by working as the sole Vineyard Manager of our 80 estate vineyards

When not in the vineyards, Thayer can be found in his family orchard nurturing over 50 varieties of specialty fruit trees and enjoying life with his wife Megan and young family.

 

About Colin, Winemaker

Colin McNany originally joined La Honda Winery as assistant winemaker and quickly established himself among our team and community due to a startlingly clear winemaking talent and some increasingly wonderful wines. In 2012 Colin was invited onto the judging panel for Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Previously, Colin acquired significant expertise working alongside talented local winemakers at a number of local Santa Cruz Mountain wineries including Byington and Bargetto. He has also worked vintages at the world class Leeuwin Estate winery in Australia, the Martinborough winery in New Zealand and traveled extensively on wine expeditions to locations such as Chile and Argentina.

Colin is a graduate from U.C. Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable agriculture and viticulture. When not nurturing vines and wines, Colin can be found surfing the coast and diving for Abalone.

 

About David, General Manager & Owner

David ‘Jacko’ Page grew up in England and France and worked in his family’s business managing several wineries’ international operations (including Calvet in Bordeaux, Thorin in Burgundy, Dehours in Champagne).

A philosophy and economics graduate of Oxford University, David moved to San Francisco in 2001 for a new adventure and to get to know Californian wine. He is the general manager for the award-winning La Honda Winery and its 80 private estate vineyards between Hillsborough and Los Gatos.

When not pursuing great wine, David explores California for the best scenery and mischief.

 

About Ken, Vineyard Consultant

Ken Wornick helps manage some of the most admired vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ken began his career with geology fieldwork around the world for the Bechtel Corporation and then an MBA. He’s since gained deep experience in his family’s vineyards, in selling fruit to noted wineries in Napa, in numerous extension courses with the viticulture and enology department at U.C. Davis, in founding the much loved La Honda Winery in 1999 and in his management of many immaculate private estate vineyards. 

In 2009 Ken was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. When not in the winery or vineyards, Ken can found prowling the west coast on his motorcycle, following the Giants and seeing his three children off to college.

 

Favorable Press

Post & Trellis has been featured in the national edition of Forbes and Fortune magazines, the San Francisco Chronicle and various wine industry press throughout the US and beyond. La Honda Winery has received significant accolades including Gold, Double Gold and Best of Class from the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.