Assistant Winemaker - Zack Thomsen - Started 2010
An East Bay native, Zack graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. There, he discovered his passion for wine, and with the help of a few friends, fine wine.
Upon graduation, he returned to the bay area and worked as an Assistant Restaurant Manger at the Four Seasons, where he would come to direct their wine list.
Realizing his calling was wine, he began working in the tasting room here at Mitchell Katz, with the hopes of eventually helping with harvest. On one fateful day, Mitch was short a hand, and Zack jumped right in…. the job, their friendship, and the rest, as they say, is history.
When not crafting wine with Mitch or playing on the forklift, Zack enjoys drinking old world Riesling, coaching wrestling at MSJ High School, gardening, and spending time with his lovely wife Lindsey.