Fondly referred to within the family as the “bean counter”, Shawn Harmon joined Martha (mom), and Charlie in the family business in 2002 following a 10 year career as a civil engineer. His formal business and engineering training at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo helped prepare him for a variety of roles in both the vineyard and in the business offices. From the design of irrigation ponds and site development plans to inventory systems and wine tastings, Shawn dove into all aspects of the organization to help streamline business processes that would act as the foundation for future growth.
Fast-forward twenty years later, you can still find Shawn wearing a multitude of hats. “Being a small, family-run business, you have to roll up your sleeves and take on a variety of responsibilities”, says Shawn. Shawn currently spends his days managing all finance and operations activities surrounding the family businesses, as well as overseeing the family's custom crush and storage business, Redwood Valley Cellars.
Shawn resides in Ukiah, California with his two boys and likes to spend his spare time remodeling homes, traveling, and entertaining friends and family.
Current favorite bottles of wine: BARRA of Mendocino 2019 Petite Sirah & Girasole Vineyards 2020 Zinfandel
Favorite food: Filet Mignon
Favorite band: Nickelback
Favorite saying/words of wisdom: “We’re not here for a long time; we’re here for a good time!”