Jeff Gaffner


A grower at heart, Ram’s Gate Winemaker Jeff Gaffner is most content in the vineyard. He believes that wine is made there and focuses a great deal of his energy in the vineyards during the growing season to ensure balance and flavor, bringing the best possible fruit to cellar.

With more than 30-years of experience as both a grower and winemaker in Sonoma, Gaffner has developed longstanding relationships and recognition as a highly sought-after consulting winemaker. His first collaboration with Ram’s Gate Proprietor Jeff O’Neill began 15-years ago, and O’Neill, impressed by Gaffner’s depth of knowledge and belief that only great vineyards produce truly great wines, knew Gaffner was the obvious choice to lead Ram’s Gate’s mission: to produce the region’s finest single vineyard designate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.

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