Change is constant at Presqu'ile Winery in California's Santa Maria Valley which includes 72-acres of wine grapes. Vineyard manager Jim Stollberg hopes to add another 25 acres of grapes in the future and try new variations of VSP trellising.
Jim Stollberg is the vineyard manager at Presqu’ile Winery in Santa Maria, Calif. The vineyard includes 72-acres of premium wine grapes, including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Nebbiolo varieties.
Jim Stollberg studied biomedical engineering while a student at the University of California, Davis. After several summer jobs in wine grapes during his college years, Stollberg changed career paths and earned a B.A. degree in crop science and management with a viticulture emphasis.
The Presqu'ile vineyard team includes, from left, vineyard foreman Raul Magallon, equipment operator Victor Guzman, and vineyard manager Jim Stollberg.
Presqu’ile grapes craft Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
Grapes mature in mid-summer.