According to his bio: Prior to his graduation, Ryan began working with Steve Clifton of Palmina and Brewer-Clifton as an apprentice, and was later granted the title of Assistant Winemaker. A year later he began work as the Cellar Master at Sea Smoke Cellars under Victor Gallegos and Kris Curran. At Palmina and Sea Smoke, Ryan was guided in framing a very specific goal: a true passion for superior product. Ryan continued working with Sea Smoke through June of 2010 when he and his uncle Steve decided to form Zotovich Cellars in partnership.
I couldn't visit all the wineries of the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. I just didn't have enough time in the day, and there were other places I wanted to visit. But let me tell you, and adult playground for sure. Definitely want to go back!!!!! YOU MUST GO!