About Rebekah

     How does a girl from Washington, DC end up as a winemaker? Maybe she was just destined to make wine -- her family name is Wineburg after all. But how she realized her destiny tells the story of Post & Vine Wines. During spring break at the age of 16 she visited Napa Valley vineyards with her parents, and an Australian friend of her father who was a chemist and a winemaker. At each of the vineyards he explained winemaking and wine tasting to Rebekah. And so Rebekah discovered that her love of science could translate into a product of cultural significance, and frankly just plain old fun. With this realization planted (no pun intended) she went off to Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota to study chemistry and biology. There she was lucky enough to meet Dr Truman Schwartz, a physical chemistry professor and wine lover, who encouraged her dream and told her she should work a harvest in California and get a Master’s degree from UC-Davis. So, that’s exactly what she did.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After completing her MS with a thesis on the effects of winemaking techniques on the phenolic composition of Cabernet Sauvignon, she abandoned the lab and went headfirst into a series of harvests in Italy, Oregon, and New Zealand before settling down in Napa Valley where she has worked and continued to learn wine making at exceptional producers, such as Rudd Estate and Buccella Wines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Now, 16 years after college graduation, she still cannot believe her good fortune – to have become acquainted in her teens with the beautiful Napa Valley and with winemaking, which led to such a fulfilling career. The opportunity, year after year, to translate soil and sunlight into wine that then becomes a part of someone else’s life continues to be an almost unimaginable joy. Post & Vine Wines exists to share that joy with you.