Chateau Diana Winemaker
During her life she has been traveling in different countries and sailing across an ocean. Her voyages leading her to Chateau Diana taught her many things, but most importantly, it opened her eyes to the appreciation of wine. She eventually settled in the town of Sonoma, California working in the lab at Buena Vista Winery. With her interest in wine budding, she started taking enology and viticulture classes at night. Dawne left Buena Vista to take a position at Cline Cellars as Enologist, eventually becoming Assistant Winemaker. This job allowed her to work closely with Winemaker Matt Cline for five years, developing the hands-on approach to winemaking that still influences her at Chateau Diana today.
Chateau Diana, a family owned winery, was growing and Dawne relished the opportunity to begin new and exciting projects and jumped right in. Dawne jokes that the only reason she accepted the job was because of the beautiful new laboratory attached to her office. She is currently creatively involved with new and existing brand development, determination and fine-tuning of wine profiles, along with the daily operation of Chateau Diana’s winery.
Dawne approaches wine making with the logic of a scientist and the curiosity of an adventurer. Her philosophy toward wine making is simple: Blending makes a better wine! 100% of anything is a potential limitation.
“It’s really all about balance, isn’t it?”
- Dawne Sacchetti, Winemaker Chateau Diana