Samantha Rudd grew up in the heart of the Napa Valley on Rudd Oakville Estate, which was founded in 1996 by her father Leslie Rudd. She spent several years training outside of the family wine business, learning from some of the best vintners and wineries in the world, including female run estates, Spottswoode and Château Margaux. Samantha has since returned to the family business, taking over and furthering her father’s legacy of outstanding winemaking and cuisine in Napa Valley. A dynamic young owner, she brings her own energy to the businesses and team. Some of her fondest memories of the Napa Valley community are from meals at PRESS and she hopes to make many more in the future.