Our Winemaker

Annette at Cima Collina Winery in Carmel ValleyWinemaker Annette Hoff Danzer is no newcomer to wine production, and she will tell you that her entire winemaking career has been a consistent march towards Monterey, that each stop along the way has prepared her for the opportunity to apply her artisan’s approach to producing the purest expression of Monterey County wines.

Annette’s Cima Collina wines, as well as those she’s made all over the world, are the product of all the people who worked to get it into the bottle…from grower to cellar worker. “I guess my career is part of a larger ambition of seeking and growing from quality, authentic experience. I remain captivated by wine because it reflects life. It has an innate ability to convey a sense of place, the people involved in its creation and the sensory attributes of the world around us.”

Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer lives locally in Carmel Valley, and can be found at the tasting room any given day on route to Cima Collina’s urban coastal winemaking facility in Marina

Learn more about Annette’s history…

Our Team

  • Shawn
  • Amy
  • Michele
  • Heather
  • Chuck
  • Jeffrey
  • Glenn
  • Barbara & Brittani
  • Doug
  • Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio
  • Lucy & Annie
  • Hudson
  • Shawn

    Shawn

    Certified Society of Wine Educator, who also is Annette’s right hand in the cellar

  • Amy

    Amy

    Tasting Room Manager and newest addition to the team. We are glad to have her on board!

  • Michele

    Michele

    Our Special Event expert, she can make your private visit to Cima Collina unlike any other.

  • Heather

    Heather

    Society of Wine Educator in training & Wine Club Coordinator

  • Chuck

    Chuck

    Our local wine industry veteran, who worked for Carmel Valley’s first winery and vineyard back in the day

  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey

    Our local Carmel Valley “concierge” who knows all there is to know about quaint Carmel Valley Village

  • Glenn

    Glenn

    The one to ask about the local surf scene and best Cima Collina wine to enjoy on outdoor adventures

  • Barbara & Brittani

    Barbara & Brittani

    A dynamic duo, this mother/daughter team are Cima Collina veterans and can typically find that one last bottle of your favorite vintage

  • Doug

    Doug

    Our wholesale specialist, and go-to-guy for the latest local restaurant recommendations

  • Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio

    Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio

    The Vineyard Team – From pruning and harvest, his trio covers all of the details out at the proprietary Hilltop Ranch Vineyard.

  • Lucy & Annie

    Lucy & Annie

    Our hard-working cellar dogs and favorite friends during crush – they can always keep the crew smiling

  • Hudson

    Hudson

    A tasting room regular. Surely, a friend of Howlin Good Red’s Sweetie back in the day