Director of Winemaking
Russell and Josh have worked together since 2010. Russell has earned over 15 100-point wines in his career, including the world's only 100-point wine in 2011. Russell began crafting Elyse wines in 2018.
I continue to be blown away by the wines from Russell Bevan...These are by no means shy wines, but their richness and complexity are remarkable. Despite their massive size, concentration and density, they reveal tremendous polish, finesse and elegance.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Elyse Winemaking Team
Every bottle we make is thanks to the grueling work and technical finesse of our cellar team.
Born in Pacifica, Ben was a student-athlete majoring in viticulture and enology at UC Davis before moving to Napa Valley to continue his career at famed wineries including V. Sattui Winery and Venge Vineyards. When not working at the winery, Ben enjoys spending time with his dog Camo, duck hunting and sharing beers and wine with friends.
Born in St. Helena, Reed's career in wine began at Pahlmeyer. New Zealand was next, followed by a study of Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc at France's Domaine Bernard Baudry. Reed has since worked for more than a decade with some of Napa's most notable and dynamic wineries.
Elyse Hospitality & Sales
True to our beginnings, we offer an informative and relaxed tasting experience at our winery 7 days a week.
Garett is a Napa Valley native who has spent 20 years in the luxury wine and restaurant space, including Thomas Keller Restaurants and Garguilo Wines. He also has his own bespoke wine brokerage business, Sharing Wines. Garett loves sports and time outdoors, especially skiing and tennis.
A native of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Josh Peeples moved to San Francisco in the late nineties, where he co-founded a start-up focusing on order management software for the beverage industry. Napa Valley sparked a curiosity about the wine industry and led him to move to wine country, where he has been ever since. Alongside some of the world's leading winemakers and famed vineyards he has been making wine since 2002. In addition to, Josh brings his other brands Elyse, Standard Deviation, Institution, and Napa Cider Co. to the Elyse family of wines.
Anyone who has ever visited Napa knows that every winery must have a dog. Keeping the tradition of being a dog-friendly winery, Beaux is an English Labrador Retriever from Monterey, California, that is training to join the Elyse team as a Tasting Room Associate. Watch out — he loves Champagne and Chardonnay!
Chief Technology Officer
Born in Fremont, CA and growing up in Washington, D.C., Cheryl started out in the tech startup world as a software developer. She moved on to be Chief Technology Officer of two software companies in the natural language processing space and created the first artificial intelligence to ever garner an Emmy nomination. After transitioning to a career in Venture Capital primarily focused on real estate and construction technology, she took a leap of faith and moved to Napa Valley to become part of the Elyse Winery story. Cheryl is also a founding partner in Standard Deviation Wines.