Mark McWilliams, along with his brother Ben, oversees day-to-day operations at Arista. He manages sales, marketing, and grower relations. Mark and his wife Jennifer are also busy raising their four children in Healdsburg.
Ben McWilliams, alongside his brother Mark, is responsible for running the day-to-day operations at Arista. He directly oversees all estate activities. Ben and his wife Tatiana live in Healdsburg with their daughter, Mila, and their son, Samuel.
Matt Courtney is winemaker at Arista. Matt oversees all production and winery activities. He works hand in hand with our vineyard management team to orchestrate the time of all vineyard activities to achieve maximum potential from each of our distinct vineyard sites. Read More...
Gordon Miller is the assistant winemaker at Arista. He has over a decade of winemaking experience in Sonoma County including at Peter Michael Winery, Rochioli Winery and Marcassin Vineyards. Gordon has worked alongside Matt Courtney since 2008.
Ray is the Cellar Master at Arista. Ray joined Arista for the harvest of 2013 and quickly became an integral part of our team and has contributed significantly to our success.
Cory is our is Estate Vineyard Manager. He has almost 15 years of viticultural experience here in Northern California. If you visit us, you will likely see Cory managing the vineyards with one or two trusty sidekicks - Mark’s Golden Doodle, named Harper, or Ben’s Swiss Mountain, named Sasha, by his side.
Carlos Flores is our estate grounds keeper. He is responsible for keeping the property in peak condition – no small task! Carlos began working for the McWilliams family in 1998, making him the most tenured member of our team.
Kim Lapides has been Arista’s A-List Concierge since 2010. Her tenure has allowed our A-List Members to enjoy seasoned and a high-level of customer service with their allocation orders, wine questions, and A-List Member events each year.
Jolene Flores has been working with Arista since January of 2019. Originally serving A-list members providing logistics and shipping support, Jolene serves as our Events Director, managing all events at the Arista estate, applying decades of event coordination experience. She lives in Healdsburg with her husband and three children.
Sally Srok, one of the newest team members at Arista, is no new name to the industry, having worked at some of the most incredible wineries in Sonoma and teaching newcomers to the industry in her adjunct professor role at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Wine Studies program. As Director of Hospitality, Sally’s #1 goal is to make sure your experience at Arista is nothing short of outstanding.
Molly Poling is committed to getting your wines shipped to you as safely and quickly as possible, in her role as Shipping Manager since joining the team in early 2021. An avid at-home chef, Molly looks forward to sharing her latest pairings with A-list members.