Our Team


Woody Hambrecht

Woody was born in a house in Anchorage, Alaska and shortly after moved to the Bay Area.  Introduced to the wine business at a young age, his interests eventually led him to relocate from NYC to Healdsburg in 2010.  In addition to making wines for Alysian Winery, Alysian Vermouth, and Floodgate Wine Co, he oversees grape growing at the Grist Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley.  When he is not at the winery you can find him working in his organic garden with his dogs, pigs and chickens. Or, chances are he is on his GS motorcycle in the wilds of the west coast, exploring far off the beaten path.



Teresa Mengali

Teresa was born and raised amidst the vineyards and orchards of the Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, CA and reared on immigrant stories of prohibition and adventure.  She comes from a long line of Italian farmers and finds solutions to just about any problem we send her way.  The proud daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, she has a deep passion for supporting our veterans.  If she isn't working at the winery you can find her in her organic garden and hanging out with her son, Ezio.



Guillermo Torres

“Memo” is a Healdsburg, CA native with family roots in Michoacán, Mexico.  Memo’s father, Javier, has worked with the Hambrecht family since 1983 and he continues the tradition in the Alysian cellar.  When he’s not in the cellar, Memo can most certainly be found outdoors working side by side with Javier and creating some of the most loved landscapes in Sonoma County.



Tina Hardison & Bryson Gill

Our beautiful labels were created by San Francisco based artist, Bryson Gill, and San Francisco based designer and educator, Tina Hardison.

Each Alysian label has a unique botanical illustration by Gill, symbolically referencing the wine, and is individually numbered to emphasize the true craft nature of our releases.

Our logo font is sourced from a Ben Franklin letterpress and serves as an expression of our pride being an American made product.

We support American manufacturing and local tradespeople wherever possible.  Our glass bottles are produced in the United States whenever possible and the paper used for our labels is made by American paper miller, Neenah Paper, established in 1873.  Supporting tradespeople locally we work with Vintage99 Label Manufacturing, a family owned business, to print all of our labels.