Elizabeth DeLouise-Gant joined Conn Creek as Head Winemaker in 2017. Prior to joining Conn Creek, Elizabeth was the Assistant Winemaker for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Previous roles include working a harvest with Tamber Bey Vineyards in Calistoga, and Assistant Winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard where she was responsible for overseeing production operations for the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery.
Elizabeth graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She was raised in Napa Valley and gained her first taste of the wine industry helping out in her parents’ vineyard. Her passion for wine led her to apply her Biology background to the science of winemaking. She completed the Winemaking Certificate Program at U.C. Davis.
“A lot of people say this but it’s really true: winemaking is the perfect balance of science and art,” Elizabeth says. “I really enjoy seeing the correlation of what happens in the cellar, lab, and of course the final blend.”
Of her role as Head Winemaker for Conn Creek Winery, Elizabeth says, “My passion in winemaking has always been Cabernet Sauvignon—its styles, clones, the many ways it can be interpreted—so joining Conn Creek was a natural fit. I look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities of Bordeaux varietals with this stellar team.”
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children.