Ted Henry was named Director of Winegrowing at Groth Vineyards & Winery in 2021. With more than two decades of experience growing and making fine wine in Napa Valley, Ted shares the Groth family’s philosophy that distinctive wines can only arise out of outstanding vineyard estates. “Ted’s passion for single-vineyard and estate wines and his knowledge of organic farming and how it improves wine quality will help further Groth’s mission of continually improving our unique wines of place through incremental advancements in farming and winemaking,” President and CEO Suzanne Groth said. “I have long admired the iconic, vineyard-driven wines of Groth and the family’s adherence to growing and making wines with a distinctive sense of place,” said Ted Henry upon joining the winery. “I look forward to working closely with the family and grower partners as we continue to explore all aspects of our estate vineyards and the Oakville appellation.”
Prior to Groth, Ted served as Director of Winemaking at Clos du Val. Before that, he was Winemaker at Jarvis Estate, where he worked closely with renowned winemaking consultant Dmitri Tchelistcheff and earned a reputation as a talented winemaker with an ability to craft beautifully balanced, vineyard-driven wines. He began hi s winemaking career in 1999 at Trinchero Family Estates and was part of a team dedicated to the successful establishment of Trinchero’s luxury wine program.
A fourth -generation San Francisco Bay Area native, Ted grew up on his family’s ranch, where he was immersed in agriculture from a young age. While earning his degree in fermentation science at the University of California, Davis, Ted worked in the labs of famed sensory chemist Dr. Ann Noble and noted plant biochemist Dr. Douglas Adams. Ted lives in Napa with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys the outdoors and visits Lake Tahoe whenever he can.