Winemaker Annette Hoff 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 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
Certified Society of Wine Educator, and Annette’s right hand in the cellar, this wine afficianado brings a big smile to the team.
Our Special Event expert, she can make your private visit to Cima Collina unlike any other.
As a local Monterey High grad who enjoys camping, family board games & hosting murder mystery parties, Cristy brings a local, fun vibe to the Tasting Room team.
Makena is a psychology graduate from CSU Monterey Bay and loves to spend her time reading and hiking the local trails.
Our local wine industry veteran, who worked for Carmel Valley’s first winery and vineyard back in the day
Our wholesale specialist, and go-to-guy for the latest local restaurant recommendations
Our local Carmel Valley “concierge” who knows all there is to know about quaint Carmel Valley Village
The one to ask about the local surf scene and best Cima Collina wine to enjoy on outdoor adventures
Looking for that perfect food/wine pairing? Our wine concierge and certified Stage 1 Sommelier to the rescue!
Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio
The Vineyard Team – From pruning and harvest, this trio covers all of the details out at the proprietary Hilltop Ranch Vineyard.
A tasting room regular. Surely, a friend of Howlin Good Red’s Sweetie back in the day
Lucy & Annie
Our hard-working cellar dogs and favorite friends during crush – they can always keep the crew smiling