Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Oakville, California made for a very abrupt introduction to country life in the Napa Valley in the late 70's. A proud graduate of the St. Helena school system, Luke worked on both the winemaking and sales teams at Joseph Phelps Vineyards before completing his studies at San Francisco State University (B.S. International Business). Luke spent several additional years in San Francisco working in investment banking and early internet technologies. Luke returned to the Napa Valley and the wine business in 2001 where he has worked in sales, marketing and general management for the last 16 years.
Luke serves as Commercial Director for O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery and is charged with the creation of sales and marketing strategy, international and domestic distribution and sales team management. In his spare time, Luke can usually be found hiking local trails or cycling through the vineyards of Oakville to burn off the calories from his exploits.