John Faulkner joined Provignage late in 2011, after completing the harvest in the south of France at Chateau de Negly.  Born and raised in Santa Barbara, John attended the University of California Berkeley majoring in Humanities.   After graduation, John pursued his interest in wine with a four year winemaking apprenticeship at Fiddlehead Cellars with veteran winemaker, Kathy Joseph.  

John's brings discipline and passion to the work at Provignage, maintaining and promoting the high standards Provignage sets for itself and its winemaking partnerships.  His love for the natural world, epicurean adventures and enological reference points contributes to the daily evolution of Provignage's winemaking philosophy and acumen.