Meet Our Winemaker
Mark Beaman is the winemaker at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery and brings a breadth of experience that started with his first wine job in 2000 as a lab technician for Columbia Crest Winery. As a Washington native, Mark Beaman grew up on a cattle ranch and wheat farm in southeastern Washington near Walla Walla Valley. “My first agricultural harvest was when I was about 5 and, although the crops have varied over the years, I haven’t missed one harvest since 1980.”
In 2001, Mark moved to California and worked with Napa’s Conn Creek and Villa Mt. Eden from 2001 to 2004. Mark started as an Enologist at the Mendocino Wine Company and worked up to Associate Winemaker working alongside Bob Swain and Paul Dolan securing numerous 90+ scores and establishing the winery as one of the most environmentally focused in the nation. Mark moved to Hawaii in 2016 and served as winemaker on Maui’s one and only winery, making 6 different estate-grown varietal wines, and several method champenoise sparkling wines, along with pineapple-based wines.