San Luis Obispo always welcomes a new winery to its area but owners, Craig and
Nancy Stoller are certainly not new to the industry. Craig is a third generation vine
grower following in his father, Glen Stoller’s lead who founded the family owned
and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977. Craig grew up working in the vineyards
and greenhouses at the nursery and was fortunate to be a part of a household where
wine was an everyday part of life and also a career.
Sextant Wines has had a great start and the wines are turning out terrific thanks to winemaker Kevin Riley. “He is the perfect fit for
Sextant because of his incredible ability to evaluate the differences in wine grape clones and the wines that can be made from them” says
Craig. Other people at the helm of Sextant Wines are Mindy Powers who is the company’s operations supervisor; Teresa Deleganna, our
Tasting Room attendant and administration assistant; and Justin Meier, Cellar Master. "We have a great team who are enthusiastic and
just as passionate about wine grapes and winemaking as I am" says Stoller.
Our goal is to provide high quality wines...another reason to celebrate Sextant’s nautical pinpoint of our great winegrowing location.