I had the pleasure of working in the cellar at Robert Mondaviâ€™s Winery back in 1990. At the time, I had just moved to California and a friend of mine Archi, introduced me to Dave the Cellarmaster at Mondavi. After a short conversation, I was hired on the spot. Maybe he liked the fact that I had ambitions to be an artist, I donâ€™t know, but I got the job. I found working the harvest so thrilling, I almost didnâ€™t finish school. But I knew returning to college was the right thing to do and if I still wanted to work in the wine industry, it would be there when I got through. TodayÂ Iâ€™m glad I finished school because now I get to enjoy both painting wineries and drinking their wine!