Allen McDaniel


Allen McDaniel has been in the wine business for 21 years and meets the definition of a true renaissance man. He has been a professional musician since he was 17 years old and has traveled all over the world from the watering holes in the Central Valley of California to the top night clubs in Tokyo, Japan. On one occasion he had the good fortune to have John Lennon and Yoko in the audience for two hours while he played, and the pleasure of meeting them during a break in the music.

Allen and his wife Susan decided to start a family and realized that the road trips would need to be put on hold.  They had two children, Philip and Kristen, and moved to the city of Sonoma.

Allen has always had an interest in grapes and agriculture having grown up in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He attended college to study viticulture and thought he might try growing grapes but realized early on just prior to graduating that he was too old for vineyard work. Allen decided the next best thing was to become involved in wine sales and worked with a couple of wine marketing companies for a few years until 2000 when he went to work for Grove Street Brokers.

To take the renaissance theme a little farther Allen had a heart transplant at the University of California San Francisco's Medical Center in April 2006. He encourages everyone to live life to its fullest by enjoying good friends and good wine and to not sweat the small stuff. He can't drink as much now but still enjoys wine immensely and loves to share his knowledge of wine with customers and friends. He encourages everyone to go to

Please feel free to contact him by phone or email.

800-698-4252, or


Grove Street Wine Brokers
111 W. North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448


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