About the Winery
Fiona and Hal Barnett
Fiona was born in the UK and raised in Mexico & Canada, before meeting her husband, Hal, and moving to California. Fiona earned her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University while also holding her masters degree in finance. She is a certified public accountant and a licensed real estate broker. Fiona’s deep appreciation and fondness for the Napa Valley, spurred her and Hal to cultivate forest atop Spring Mountain Road. She would spend the next 30+ years establishing and expanding what is now Barnett Vineyards. Her energy and deep desire to foster a familial community among guests and the Barnett team is what makes Barnett Vineyard’s truly unique. Hal was born and raised in Stockton, CA and is a fifth generation Californian. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business. For the next 25 years, Hal worked in real estate development before joining in managing and expanding Barnett Vineyards in 1999. Fiona and Hal raised their three beautiful daughters on the property and spend a lot of time with them and Hal’s children from a previous marriage. Aside from family time, they love to play tennis, golf, ski, hike, read, cook and have fun. Fiona and Hal's favorite Barnett wine? Any 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaker & General Manager
David has been the winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for fourteen complete vintages, beginning with 2007. David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When he is not doing all things wine he is hanging out with his son Nolan and tinkering around on his vintage VW bus. His favorite wine is the one in his glass!
Director of Hospitality & Sales
Enrique joined the Barnett team in August of 2019. He has worked in the wine business since 2010. Starting while pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering, he found a second passion in wine. When not at the winery or doing engineering work, Enrique enjoys hiking, golfing and traveling sampling world's gastronomy. Favorite Barnett Wine: 2009 Cabernet Franc
Garrett joined the Barnett team in the Summer of 2021. A Napa native, he grew up in and around the wine industry and officially started to work in tasting rooms in 2012. While not at work Garrett enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with his family or exploring the wonderful restaurants that Napa has to offer. Favorite Barnett wine: 2016 Petite Verdot.
National Sales Manager
Andy joined the Barnett Vineyards team in the spring of 2019. He has worked in the industry for 16 years, highlights include National Sales Director for Ehlers Estate, Copain, and Domaines & Estates at SGWS. When not traveling the country selling wine, Andy enjoys time with his wife Hanah and kids, cooking, playing golf, and watching movies. Fond of Rattlesnake Hill, where he asked for Hanah’s hand in 2011. Favorite Barnett wine: any vintage of our Merlot!
West Coast Sales Manager
“Richardonnay” came to Barnett in August of 2019. Prior to the winery, he worked as a sales representative for our California distributor partner, Wine Warehouse. When not on the road or up on the mountain, Richard enjoys playing with his young son Fitz, building furniture, and watching movies. Favorite Barnett Wine: 2016 Spring Mountain Merlot
Christine Carey joined the Barnett Vineyards team on Cinco de Mayo 2021. She formerly was the Accounting and Auction Support Manager for the V Foundation Wine Celebration and as a Napa Native, has cooked with almost every varietal planted in Napa Valley. She keeps tabs on her teenage daughters and aspires to be a Master Gardener in her spare time. Favorite Barnett Wine: three way tie between Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc!
Jana joined the Barnett team in May of 2021. She’s an Atlanta native who moved to the valley with her husband in 2019. Prior to the winery, she worked in technology as an interpreter for the Deaf and still enjoys sharpening her skills with all things linguistics. When she’s not working, you’ll likely find her cooking with her husband, beating him at a round of corn hole (she’s very competitive), or reading a book with a warm cup of French-Pressed Kona coffee. Favorite Barnett wine: any vintage of MMV.
Rachel is a licensed CPA in the state of California and received her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. After working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco, she relocated to Napa and found a passion for the wine industry. She joined the Barnett team in August 2020 and took over the Accounting Department. She is also an instructor at Pure Barre in Napa if you need to burn the wine calories off! Favorite Barnett Wine: 2018 Hammock Terrace
Rodrigo joined the Barnett team in August of 2020. Prior to joining our team he worked with a vineyard management company in Napa. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. Favorite Barnett wine: Any vintage Rattlesnake.
Ismael joined the Barnett team in October of 2020. Prior to joining our team he worked with a vineyard management company in Napa.