Morrows Wines, Winemaker
Sometimes, a single conversation can be the impetus for a major life change. For Morrows winemaker Derek Rohlffs, a retrospective tasting with a Napa Valley legend was that defining moment—the moment when Derek resolved to one day craft wine deeply connected to its terroir. Of Cherokee descent, Derek has felt a powerful connection to nature since childhood and is most at ease outdoors, close to the land. Following that love of science and nature, Derek earned his degree in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.