Rick Middleton, Proprietor

The Middleton family has been closely involved with agricultural-related businesses for four generations. As a lifelong and passionate wine lover, it was clear that Rick should be the member of his family to oversee the wine side of the family business. He started by gaining an intimate perspective on the intricacies and excitement of the small-lot, artisan style of winemaking in the Napa Valley, then transferred his learning to the Central Coast, where hands-on winemaking has become the hallmark of Clayhouse’s family-run vineyard and winery.

Rick combines his love of wine with his business education from the University of Washington and Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.