John Schwartz, owner of the highly acclaimed Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, has been involved in the wine industry for nearly 30 years. He owns three other wineries in northern California where he has teamed up with industry leaders such as Heidi P. Barrett, Jim Barbour, Guillaume Fabre as well as the Sinatra and Curry families. He is a restaurateur with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a partner in a Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.
Apart from this passion for food and wine, John Schwartz is a founding board member for World Assistance for Cambodia—a nonprofit that supports education and helps build a future for the bright children in this Southeast Asian nation. He is also involved with Village Health Works in Burundi supporting medical care for women across Africa. A graduate from the University of California-Berkeley with a BS/MA in Economics, he converses in Japanese, French and German.
He resides in Napa Valley atop Atlas Peak at his Au Sommet winery property with his wife. His son attends UC Berkeley, and his daughter, works for Boston Consulting Group, attended Cornell University & Oxford University.