Winemaker Tim Hardin was the first employee hired at Stryker Sonoma in 1999. Tim’s pride of ownership as the Stryker Sonoma winemaker is evident throughout the winery and vineyards.

Tim’s vision and creativity are inspired by the vineyards of Stryker Sonoma, where he spends a large portion of his time during the growing season. Tim works closely with the vineyard crew to ensure only the highest quality grapes are collected and used. Tim’s work, however, does not end in the vineyard. His close attention to the handling of the grapes throughout the production process ensures Stryker Sonoma consistently produces exceptional wines with a style reminiscent of modern European wines.

Tim leads the handcrafting of Stryker Sonoma wines, mixing old-world tradition and modern technology to allow for gentler handling of both fruit and wine. Tim’s winemaking philosophy is about pure varietal expression which produces award-winning, balanced wines rich in fruit and deep in character.