Rich is a fourth-generation Mendocino County winemaker. His great grandfather Adolph Parducci founded Parducci Winery in 1932, which is still a linchpin winery in our region.
Rich entered the industry at age 12 under his grandfather’s watchful eye and has worked in almost every facet of the industry, from vineyard, laboratory, and cellar to bottling. A 1992 graduate of California State University Fresno in enology, Rich brings a technological approach to winemaking that complements the previous generation’s traditional style. An award-winning winemaker and wine judge, Rich is also a devoted husband and father of three with a black belt in Kempo karate.
Alejandro is the McNab cellar foreman. He has been responsible for cellar operations since 2000. He brought 20 years of industry experience to McNab Ridge where he heads up a staff of dedicated individuals who pride themselves on excellence. Alex is the father of three young men, and the team looks forward to the days he brings in his infamous Mexican cocktail to share.
Charles Morris, McNab cellar master, had over a decade of cellar work under his belt before joining us in 2002. Charlie, our in-house perfectionist, makes sure our labels are correctly applied, and capsules are perfect. When a McNab wine bottle ships to a customer, you can be sure it has passed Charlie’s stringent standards. When not making wine with Rich, Charlie enjoys the outdoors of Mendocino County with his wife and two sons.
Irene Manzo is our lab technician, and she had over a decade of experience in a winery lab before joining the McNab Ridge team in 2019. Growing up the daughter of a cellar master, Irene brings a lifetime of passion for winemaking to our small but skillful production team.