Simplicity. Quality. Craftsmanship
Raised in Massachusetts, Texas, and California, Ken began his career as a geologist for the Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, often amongst the first to deploy to various job sites – power plant construction in Georgia, coal exploration in Alaska, hazardous waste cleanup in upstate New York, and nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. After Graduate School, Ken pursued a career in various food and beverage roles before studying and working in grapes and wine.
As an emerging entrepreneur, Ken was amongst the first to offer private vineyard development services to high-net worth Silicon Valley clients through the founding of his first company, Post & Trellis Vineyards (see map to right). Soon thereafter, Ken constructed one of the first commercial urban wineries in the Bay Area, making his client’s wines at this dedicated facility in Redwood City, and named La Honda Winery (see image to the right). Both firms are still in operation today.
Ken sold both companies and acquired the 11-acre Hydeout Sonocaia farm. The family has painstakingly developed the farm, first cleaning the site of debris, eradicating invasive weeds, and adding the vineyard and winery, followed by chickens, bees, olives, raised beds, solar power, all while working to recover and secure the open grassland and creeks from over-use. Ken’s full-time occupation remains managing the ranch, growing grapes, and making wine.
Map of vineyards developed by Post & Trellis
Visitors to La Honda Winery in Redwood City