Trey Fletcher began learning about wine at a very early age. Raised in a Roman Catholic household, Trey’s first sip (or rather gulp) of wine was during school Mass. From that point on, he became riveted with fermentation sciences.
At age 17 he began experimenting with beer making and taking brewing courses led by some of U.C. Davis’s most talented brewmasters.
His love of plants and gardening combined with his fascination of fermentation -- and a gentle nudge from his high school guidance counselor -- lead him to Europe when he was 19. Completely captivated, Trey spent this time learning everything he could about the art and science of viticulture. Upon returning to the United States, he landed a laboratory job at a Silverado Vineyards in the Napa Valley. His experience in the vineyard and cellar inspired him to further his education, ultimately resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Viticulture and Enology from Fresno State.
After graduating, Trey embarked on a globe-trotting winemaking career that would span several years and continents between Europe, South America and New Zealand.
Once settled back in the States, Trey landed a dream job at Littorai Winery under the tutelage of Ted Lemon, where he learned firsthand that if you wanted to make world-class, you have to have an extremely special vineyard. During his time at Littorai, Trey became proficient in the application of biodynamic, organic, and sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery.
In 2011, Trey moved to Santa Barbara County to become the Winemaker and General Manager at Bien Nacido Vineyards. Already a highly seasoned veteran of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, he developed Bien Nacido’s long-range winemaking objectives and managed their day-to-day wine growing operations and wine production at an ultra-premium level.
Trey’s seamless integration of viticulture and winemaking drives his focused and intuitive approach and he’s very eager to be leading the winemaking program at the historic Sanford Winery &Vineyards
Trey happily lives in Santa Barbara County, with his golf pro wife, Andrea, and their two sons.