Christian Demetrio first came to Healdsburg at the age of three, living on West Dry Creek Road at the edge of a 100-year-old vine Zinfandel vineyard. He and his friends played hide and seek as children in the canopy of these old vines. This could explain his true love for old vine Zin now as an adult. Christian currently lives on the Russian River in Healdsburg.
Early on, Christian worked in the tasting rooms of Rodney Strong and Hanna Wineries in the Alexander Valley. Later he helped produce wine at Chateau Souverain, studying under Richard Thomas to learn more about canopy management and soils. In 2005, he started making his own wines, and of course, the first was a true Italian field blend of old vine Zin.
Christian joined Grove Street Brokers in 2002 and enjoys using his knowledge to recommend wines to people like you.
He loves to take his clients on private tours to small wineries for an introduction to the wine maker and a barrel tasting. On the weekends you will catch him fishing off his kayak for rock fish or diving for abalone and then surfing a big Alaskan north swell. Living on the North Shore in Hawaii from 1993 to 1994, Christian surfed with some of the most famous big wave riders!