Dave first attended New York University to study film, and went on to work production in Hollywood. After years of working in the industry he approached his father about working on the small vineyard he had established in the “Templeton Gap” near Paso Robles. After re-igniting his interest, Dave decided to pursue his passion and began taking local classes at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. From there, Dave went on to study at University of California, Davis earning his degree in Viticulture and Enology. Since graduation, he has worked for Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley and Byron Winery and Cambria Winery in the Central Coast. His most memorable harvest was spent in the RhoneValley of France in Côte-Rôtie.
Dave lives in Arroyo Grande, California with his wife, Kristen who is a local bread baker. When he is not at Foley Estates, he can be found grilling on his wood fired oven, restoring vintage motorcycles, or at the farmer’s market with his wife.