Greg Phelan, a sixth-generation resident of the Central Coast has been with Bien Nacido Vineyards since January 2001. Greg works with Chris Hammell to oversee vineyard operations at both Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills. He grew up in Arroyo Grande helping his father in the family business of cattle ranching and farming.
His interest in agriculture led him to undertake studies at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. Greg earned his B.S. degree (Crop Science / Viticulture) in 2000, his Pest Control Advisor License in 2001 and his M.S.(Agribusiness / Wine Industry) in 2003.
Greg began his vineyard career in 1996 at Cambria Vineyard under the direction of Chris Hammell. Following three years of internship, he took over as Manager of Rim Rock Vineyard in Arroyo Grande.
Greg still enjoys cattle ranching in his spare time and is also an accomplished outdoorsman. He and his wife, Colby, live in Santa Maria with their daughter, Neely, and son, Jeffrey, where Colby is also employed in the agriculture industry.