Christine and Nels are the owners, operators, and slaves behind Albireo Vineyards. After careers in space and atmospheric sciences at NASA in Houston and a National Laboratory in Washington State they migrated to Sonoma Valley where they started their own scientific and culinary business, studied viticulture, and worked at wineries. Nels worked as an assistant winemaker and in tasting rooms, and Christine worked in hospitality as an events chef and educating patrons on pairing wine with food. After exploring the Pacific Northwest for a place to establish their own vineyard and winery they settled in Manton Valley in Shasta County, California. All subsequent personal details are a blur due to the all-consuming nature of their work. They really enjoy hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park when they are able to take a break from the action.
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