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Smith Devereux

A company built on friendship, trust and over 30 years of family winemaking experience, Smith Devereux produces highly acclaimed, sustainably farmed, limited production wines. We believe that every bottle of wine tells a story that begins with people and vineyards, and that a new story begins when the bottle opens– and hope that our wines will become a part of your story.  

 We meticulously farm our sustainable vineyards year after year to achieve consistency, quality, complexity and accessibility from all of the wines in our award-winning portfolio.  We're proud of all our high scores and gold medals but we're far prouder that our wines get to be a part of so many lives and so many great stories.  

 

Ian Devereux White (Founder)

Ian began his career in the wine industry as the Wine Country Director for 7x7 Magazine. He launched and authored 7x7’s dedicated Wine Countrypage, "Wine Insider Blog” and developed multi-platform marketing campaigns for over 200 wineries. He accepted his current role of Wine Director for Modern Luxury’s San Francisco Magazine in 2014 and regularly contributes to a series of wine-related consumer and industry media. He sponsors and hosts celebrated events, including Live in the Vineyard and the Napa Valley Film Festival, is active in a number of local charities and plays rhythm and lead guitar for High Noon Band.

 

 

 

Steve Smith (Founder) 

Steve has 19 years of experience in the music business, focusing on A&R, artist management and strategic partnerships. Hehas worked with likes of John Mayer, Train, Five for Fighting, Mat Kearney, Andrew McMahon, and The Fray. Steve's pivotal role in the successful launch of Verse & Chorus Napa Valley Red Wine fortified his knowledge and love of wine, and allowed him to bring his expertise in strategic brand development, relationship management, and partnership formation to the wine industry. After this national success, he joined Smith Devereux as a founding partner.   

 

 

 

John Anthony Truchard (Founder / Board Member)

John was raised in a grape growing family. His parents, Tony and JoAnn Truchard, planted their first twenty acres of grapes in Los Carneros in 1974 when John was two years old. Over the next sixteen years, John experienced all stages of vineyard development, including acquisition, land preparation, planting, management, and sale of fruit and finished wines. John finished his studies at the University of California, Davis and started Vinewerkes, a small vineyard management business, and for several years focused on caring for other people’s vineyards. In 1997, he planted his own vineyards, and he and his wife, Michele, started the John Anthony Vineyards wine brand in 2003, the first of ten sell-out seasons. Vinewerkes now manages more than 26 vineyards in Napa Valley, and John Anthony Vineyards and John's other brands, Jam and Butter, are now distributed in over 35 states.

 

 

Brett Adams (Winemaker)

Winemaker Brett Adams began working in the wine Industry at Trinchero in 2001 after finishing his BS inFermentation Science from UC Davis, After that he went on to study for a Master’s of Science at Washington State University with an emphasis in Enology.  Upon leaving WSU, Brett came back to California to work as Assistant Winemaker at Roche winery in Sonoma, followed by a harvest at Sequoia Grove Winery in Rutherford and then Honig Vineyard & Winery as Associate Winemaker. He now makes all of the wines for Smith Devereux.