Lesli Mead Renaud

Principal Winemaker
Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery

Leslie Mead Renaud’s path to becoming a winemaker is far from boring. A diving instructor in Hawaii after High School, she began hooting for spotted owls in the forest service after earning a BA in Natural Resources at U of M. Her career took a sharp turn when she realized her interests aligned with the balance of the wine industry: a combination of science and art. She gained experience working in wineries all over Northern California, including Sonoma County, Napa Valley, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Leslie ultimately seeks terroir driven wines that are vibrant and always balanced.