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Jeff Cranor

Wine Maker


Jeff was born in Southern California and has lived in the Bay Area for nearly 40 years. He was a long time partner in a plastic manufacturing company and made his first try at retirement over 10 years ago. During that retirement, Jeff decided to pursue his passion for wine and opened Nottingham Cellars in Livermore, CA, along with his wife Diane and winemaker son, Collin. They have now expanded winemaking to include Grape Culture which is based and producing amazing wines in Napa. In addition to being a passionate vintner, Jeff is a barbeque aficionado, often claiming that Barbeque is his favorite sport! Jeff also loves to travel and can be sidetracked on his computer searching for getaways.  In his most recent phase, Jeff led a wine river cruise to the Bordeaux region of France and would love to plan some post COVID trips for wine, food and travel lovers. Jeff has been married for 45 years.  He has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Meet Jeff

Jeff has made a super successful transition from business executive to winery owner. In this first video, get to know Jeff's path, his passion for wine and whats next post work.

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