At a bar in San Francisco in 1998, Erica Orr met winemaker (and Davis alum) Aaron Pott who convinced her that winemaking was the coolest job in the world. She took a vacation from her lab tech job at UCSF to work harvest with Cathy Corison (also a Davis alum) while applying to the master’s program at Davis. Erica honed her craft working at some of the best wineries in the world: Rudd Estate, Cain Vineyard, Domaine Dujac and Yering Station. In 2005, she moved to Washington state and started an independent winemaking consulting and enology business in Woodinville working with wineries like Baer, Mark Ryan, Guardian, Sparkman and others. In 2013, Erica decided the time had come to launch her own brand, Orr Wines.
Aggies Uncorked Wine Club: Spring 2021
Alum: Erica Orr