Staff Directory

Chris Hammell

Chris Hammell is the Vineyard Manager for the Bien Nacido Vineyards. He heads a highly competent group that is committed to furthering the success of Bien Nacido, one of the most acclaimed vineyards in California.

Chris was raised in Arroyo Grande and has a degree in Agribusiness from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. Upon graduation, he served as Assistant Vineyard Manager and later as Vineyard Manager for Cambria Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley.

Before joining the Miller Family operation, he was the Director of Vineyard Operations for the David Bruce Winery of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Chris enjoys a wide variety of reading, music and sports. He and his wife, Dayna live on the Bien Nacido Vineyard with their four children, Garrison, Weston, Payton, and Owen.





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