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Esterlina Names Lynn Krausmann Winemaker for Esterlina, Everett Ridge & Diablita

Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, April 28, 2011

Esterlina Vineyards and Winery LLC, owner of Esterlina and Everett Ridge Vineyards & Winery has appointed Lynn Krausmann, as winemaker for Esterlina, Everett Ridge & Diablita brands.

Ms. Krausmann brings a wealth of experience to Esterlina/Everett Ridge, having worked in the industry for 25 years. Prior to joining Esterlina Vineyards and Winery for the 2010 vintage, Lynn most recently was Winemaker for Williams Selyem for the past six years. Her previous experience includes time as Winemaker at Clos du Bois Wines for twelve years, Assistant Winemaker for Freemark Abbey Winery for two, as well as vintage experiences at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand. Lynn earned a degree in Biology from Lawrence University and received her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis.

Eric Sterling, President & CEO of Esterlina, stated that the company was thrilled that Ms. Krausmann had joined Esterlina/Everett Ridge. “Lynn is an incredibly talented person, with all the attributes our family wanted in a winemaker. She has great pedigree, with her educational background and from her years as Winemaker at Williams-Selyem and Clos Du Bois, she is meticulous and conscientious, and she has an excellent palate. During Esterlina’s time in the wine industry, we have been making distinctive, high-quality wines. With the Lynn’s addition to our team, we are confident that the quality of Esterlina, Everett Ridge and Diablita’s wines will continue to evolve towards greatness.”

Esterlina is a family-owned and operated winery with locations in Philo, CA and Healdsburg, CA.

Esterlina produces a variety of exceptional fine wines in limited quantities from grapes grown primarily in the Sterling Family’s own vineyards, in Sonoma County, the Anderson Valley, and Cole Ranch. In fact, Esterlina owns the only vineyard in the Cole Ranch Appellation, which is America’s smallest American Viticultural Area (AVA). Please check out Esterlina Vineyards on the web at and Everett Ridge at