Our People


Tim Colla - Winemaker

Tim Colla discovered his passion for winemaking while traveling through Argentina during a post-high school gap year. After completing his studies in Fine Art and Chemistry at Columbia University, he returned to Argentina to start his career in wine with a harvest in Mendoza. This was quickly followed by a move to Napa Valley where he worked back-to-back harvests at Chappellet and Seavey Vineyards before landing in 2010 at Saintsbury.

Working as the Enologist at Saintsbury was Tim’s first experience with Pinot Noir and he immediately fell for this enigmatic, and sometimes ornery, grape variety. In 2013 he was promoted to Associate Winemaker and in 2015 became the lead Winemaker at Saintsbury.

When not walking vineyards with his wife Rachel, son Felix, daughter Marigold, and dog Poppy, he enjoys spending his time surfing, cooking with friends, and collecting old motorcycles.

Virginia Rogstad Wine Club and Logistics Manager

Since graduating from UC Davis in 1985, Virginia has enjoyed a long and storied career in historic Napa Valley wineries. Beginning at Robert Mondavi Winery, she learned the fundamentals of winery hospitality and customer service. She joined the team at Saintsbury in July of 1992 and has been the keeper of the flame for the winery's culture ever since. In her time with our founders, Dick & Dave, she expanded her horizons to encompass Wine Club management, export logistics, and wholesale sales support. Many Wine Club members have developed excellent relationships with her during their tenure, and she remains the chief historian at the winery. Her lovable dog Buster is always a welcome visitor with guests.