Craig’s formal training began in 1996 at the Covey Run Winery in Zillah, Washington. Within one year, he accepted the position of Cellar Master at the Paul Thomas Winery in Sunnyside, Washington and then became the Assistant to the Winemaker at the Washington Hills Winery.
In order to expand his knowledge of worldwide wines, Craig received his certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers and joined the renowned Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California as its Wine Director and Sommelier. This invaluable experience exposed him to a wide variety of fine wines and instilled him with an enthusiasm to produce the best vintages possible when he returned to wine production in 2002.
Craig’s previous position was as the Winemaker at Maryhill Winery in south central Washington State where he had the opportunity to produce quality wines from a vast array of varietals.
For over a decade, Craig has exhibited his passion for Old World wines joined with New World winemaking techniques at Callaway Vineyard and Winery. He believes that great wine starts in the vineyard and continues in the cellar with a combination of science, palate, passion and teamwork.