Fernando Martinez, Maria Hernandez
Fernando Martinez, Vineyard Manager & Maria Hernandez, Supervisor
Fernando has played an integral role in tending to our grapes alongside Christian for many years. Having cultivated a passion for wine, he decided it was time to further his education in the industry. The team was proud to see Fernando join the Master Vigneron Academy program in 2015, developed by Lake County Winegrape Commission. The program features monthly classes for one full year, conveniently breaking for the harvest months.
You may also have met Maria Hernandez, another key team member and friendly face at Six Sigma’s many events. Maria’s legacy at Six Sigma goes all the way back to our very first Tempranillo harvest in September 2005. She is one of just two current employees who has been part of the magic that happens at Six Sigma ever since that first harvest (she happens to be married to the other long-term employee, Fernando). Today, you’ll see Maria lending a hand supervising our hardworking vineyard and winery crews, as well as working on our hospitality team at winery events, often assisted by friends and family members.