Owner Michael Havens has been in the wine business since 1983, first as a winemaker & principal of his own brand, exporting with California American Terroirs since the 1990s. Prior to that he had an academic career, including faculty stints at UCLA and UC Davis. He continues to make select wines while operating California American Terroirs (CAT).
Originally from Boston, Ellen Murray moved to San Francisco in 1982. She joined California Terroirs in 2002, having held previous marketing positions in both finance and health care. Besides managing European orders, she "moonlights" as a hip hop dance instructor.
Nan Campbell is our Projects and Events Coordinator. She brings to the job 30 years of experience working primarily with prestige brands in Carneros, Napa and Sonoma. In addition to arranging visits/tastings for importers traveling in America, she ably assists our winery principals when they are working their foreign markets.
Kirsten Babic is the newest member of the CAT team and joined us in November of 2012. She previously assisted her husband with his construction business while raising two daughters. Kirsten handles the Asian division as well as assisting with accounts receivable.