February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Ryan Pace

Ryan Pace,
WINEMAKER & CHIEF ADVENTURER

Nielson Winemaker Ryan Pace has been hooked on cellar life since age 19, when he worked his first Central Coast harvest. A Santa Ynez Valley native, Ryan traveled to 35 countries and worked at 9 wineries on 4 continents in both hemispheres, before returning home to the Central Coast to craft Nielson’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

At Nielson, Ryan employs small-lot winemaking techniques such as hand pruning, block-by-block harvesting, barrel fermentations and lees stirring to create wines that express the purity and diversity of Santa Barbara’s cool-climate, coastal... READ MORE

Ryan Pace,
WINEMAKER & CHIEF ADVENTURER

Nielson Winemaker Ryan Pace has been hooked on cellar life since age 19, when he worked his first Central Coast harvest. A Santa Ynez Valley native, Ryan traveled to 35 countries and worked at 9 wineries on 4 continents in both hemispheres, before returning home to the Central Coast to craft Nielson’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

At Nielson, Ryan employs small-lot winemaking techniques such as hand pruning, block-by-block harvesting, barrel fermentations and lees stirring to create wines that express the purity and diversity of Santa Barbara’s cool-climate, coastal AVAs.

Ryan has a BS in enology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. An avid adventurer, you can catch Ryan catching waves, shredding trails, and climbing mountains.

“One foot deeply rooted in the past with the Nielson Vineyard, and another foot pushing forward with endless variables to test and opportunities to progress the art.”
– Ryan Pace

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