Amanda Ingram

Amanda Ingram

Trinchero Family Estates (Winemaker)

Amanda Ingram, whose professional background was originally in the finance industry, decided to try her hand at winemaking in 2007. Her first vintage was at Summerwood Winery in Paso Robles, California. This experience was all it took for her to fall in love with winemaking. "Winemaking is a devilish mistress. Once it gets into your blood, you start to crave it just a little bit more." - Tim Vandergrift

Following her initial harvest, she headed to the Central Valley to obtain a post-baccalaureate degree in Enology from California State University, Fresno. While completing her studies, Amanda was able to work hands-on in the Fresno State Winery with award-winning winemaker John Giannini, while at the same time sharpening her skills by making some of her own wines at home. After graduating at the top of her class in December 2010, she traveled to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, where she worked at Church Road Winery and learned from Chris Scott, one of the country’s top-ranking winemakers. Upon returning stateside, she worked as assistant winemaker for Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles.

Amanda made the move to Fresno in 2013, where she was first an assistant winemaker and then winemaker for Golden State Vintners, a member of The Wine Group. Leaving there in mid-2019, she assumed the position of winemaker for Messina Hof Winery & Resort in Texas. She returned to California in March 2020, joining Trinchero Family Estates in Paso Robles as winemaker for its Complicated brand.

Outside of winemaking, Amanda also has a passion for travel. Even though she still has quite a few countries on her "must see" list, Portugal has been her favorite destination thus far and highly recommends that everyone visit there. She's an avid dog lover and has a special place in her heart for Boxers, as she is the owner of a Brindle Boxer named Jack. She loves to cook and entertain with friends and family as often as possible and is up for trying anything least once.