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Meghan Rech Joins Castle Rock Winery

Castle Rock Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Rech as Director of Winemaking with immediate effect. In this role, she succeeds Eric Laumann, who has elected to retire. A graduate of U.C. Davis in Viticulture and Enology, Meghan has fourteen years of wine-making experience, most recently at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, where she had the position of Winemaker. Castle Rock has its bonded winery at the Francis Ford Coppola facility, and one of her key roles has been to oversee Castle Rock’s wines there from the crushing of grapes to final bottling.


“We have been working closely with Meghan for several years now” says Castle Rock co-owner and CEO, Chris Noble. “She is very smart and creative, and has a relentless focus on the quality of the wines she makes. She is a rising star of the California wine industry, and we are delighted she’s joining our team.”


Castle Rock is one of the top 40 wineries in the United States, producing around 400,000 cases of wine a year, and it has a long-standing reputation for making award-winning wines at affordable prices. The winery’s main focus is Pinot Noir, which it makes from several different appellations, and this fast-growing varietal represents approximately 70% of the company’s sales.


For more information, contact the Castle Rock corporate office at (888)-327-3777 or visit online at