Nord Estate Wines
A pioneer in Napa Valley vineyard management, Will Nord came to the Napa Valley in 1968 with a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education. Over the ensuing years, he taught many of the early Napa Valley vintners at the secondary and collegiate levels, and established the Viticulture program at Napa Valley College.
Nord Vineyards has always been a family affair. Will’s daughter, Julie, who has a Masters Degree in Soil Science, plays an active role in the company along with her husband, Dr. Don Clark (Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences), who leads Nord Vineyard Services. Jon Kanagy, who is married to Will’s daughter Nancy, utilizes his Masters Degree in Plant Protection to lead the family’s sustainable farming program.
In 2000, the family ventured into winemaking by launching...
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