Sarah Quider

Executive Winemaker
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

 Sarah Quider began her winemaking career at Ferrari-Carano in 1995, when she was hired as a harvest intern. Sarah then worked at Jordan winery from 1999 to 2003, while also completing a degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. Sarah returned to Ferrari-Carano in 2003 as assistant winemaker, and was quickly promoted to associate winemaker in charge of the Russian River Valley White Wines Program. In 2006, Sarah became winemaker for Ferrari-Carano’s White Wines and Pinot Noirs, and in 2014, Sarah was promoted again, this time to Executive Winemaker overseeing all winemaking operations at Ferrari-Carano as well as Lazy Creek Vineyards. 

Sarah is known for employing gentle winemaking techniques and blending wine for style, quality and the multidimensional complexity that characterize Ferrari-Carano’s wines. 

“My goal is to make complex, intense and seamless wines that are balanced in both richness and delicacy,” said Sarah. “We have such tremendous diversity in our vineyards because we are located in various appellations, each with unique micro-climates, soils and clones. I love expressing this diversity in our wines.” 

Sarah has two children, Cameron and Sophia, enjoys snow skiing, running, gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.