Gavin Chanin was born and raised in Los Angeles. After finishing high school, he worked as a harvest intern in Santa Barbara County for Au Bon Climat and Qupe.  Quickly falling in love with winemaking, wine drinking, and wine growing, Gavin has now worked six vintages in Santa Barbara County under the tutelage of the famed Au Bon Climat and Qupe team: Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, Jim Adelman and Enrique Rodriguez. In 2007 Gavin completed three vintages in one year--starting at South Africa's Hamilton Russell Vineyards, then moving to New Zealand's Bell Hill Vineyard and Carrick Winery, and finally after traveling in Burgundy, Champagne and Italy, he returned for the 2007 California vintage and to start Chanin Wine Co.

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