A fourth-generation winemaker, Tyler Heck has developed many skills and a deep understanding of the wine industry. He gained this knowledge early in his life from his father and mentor, Patrick. Tyler’s studies of enology, viticulture, and Ag business at both Fresno State University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have given him additional breadth and structure to the foundation gained at his father’s side.
Both during and after Tyler’s graduation he was able to participate in industry internships and actual work experience at numerous diverse Californian and Australian winery and vineyard sites. Tyler’s formal education has been complemented by his father Patrick, who exposed him directly to the wine industries of California, the Pacific Northwest, Australia and Europe.
Tyler and his father developed a unique and personalized work profile, which has allowed him to acquire a broad knowledge of the wine industry and its practices, both locally and globally. Tyler’s experience has been diverse and extensive, ranging from large-scale corporate production to mid-sized partnerships to small-scale, family-owned boutique wineries. These facilities have been located in both Sonoma and Napa counties as well as several wine regions of Australia.