Hope Trueblood Goldie

Hope Trueblood Goldie

Darioush (Director of Winemaking)

Hope Trueblood Goldie grew up working beside her father in the state of Washington, producing Riesling, Gewürtraminer, and Carignane. Her childhood dream was to become a sixth-generation winemaker, but she first earned a B.A. from Earlham College in 1990, majoring in History.

Her professional journey to making her dream a reality started in 1993, when she was a lab technician at Opus One Winery in Napa. This was followed by a position as Brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in 1995. Enrolling in the M.S. program in Food Science and Technology/Enology at the University of California, Davis, in 1996 led her to the laboratory of Ann Noble, a noted sensory scientist, under whom she completed a thesis on Botrytis cineria.

Hope earned her degree in 1998 and took a position that year doing cellar work at Stag’s Leap Winery. Subsequently, she was named enologist, first at Rutherford Hill Winery from 2002–2003 and then at Darioush Winery from 2005–2007. She became the assistant winemaker there in 2005, she was promoted to winemaker in 2012 and to Director of Winemaking in 2020. Her varied experiences throughout the Napa Valley and working alongside Steve Devitt, her predecessor as Director of Winemaking, sharpened her commitment to making exceptional high-end Bordeaux blends.

In addition to her winemaking activities, Hope has been very active in the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, serving on a variety of its committees, among other responsibilities.