Stacy Clark

Stacy Clark

Charles Krug Winery (Winemaker)

Stacy Clark first became interested in winemaking while taking a college-prep biology course in high school. This led to her receiving a B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis, in Fermentation Science and Enology. Her first experience with Napa Valley fruit was with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars while she was still a student at UC Davis.

After graduating, her first position was as an enologist at Pine Ridge Winery, which she joined in 1983. There, she rose through the ranks to become its winemaker. During her nearly 26 years at Pine Ridge, the winery grew slowly but surely from Stacy’s first harvest, when production hovered around 7,000 cases, to more than 75,000 cases of wine made from estate fruit, with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and a new Bordeaux blend accounting for the lion’s share of the wines produced.

She joined Charles Krug Winery in 2011 as its winemaker. In this role, Stacy and her team work together with the Peter Mondavi Sr. family to steward the family’s estate vineyards and produce the premium, Napa Bordeaux-style wines that this historic family is famous for making. Stacy also founded her own brand, Galland Clark, in mid-2009, where she specialized in producing Cabernet Sauvignon under that label. The winery was closed in 2021.