A deep curiosity – not only for Pinot, but for the pursuit of a creative dream – led a young pharmacist by the name of Gary Horner to follow his heart… to Dundee. Erath Senior Winemaker Gary Horner recalls the college friend, and the wine, that altered the course of his life forever.
It was the 1980s, and Gary began to consider a life without his newly acquired lab coat. In 2003, he arrived at Erath. His resume, smudged with the evidence of a 20-year adventure, spanned early garage winemaking experiments, formal UC-Davis schooling, myriad posts of increasing responsibility at notable Northwest wine establishments, and the creation of his own label, Destiny Vintners.