Our Team

Tom Trzesniewski

General Manager

Tom is a native Napan who grew up picking plums in late summer to make money for school. He enjoyed red wine in his early twenties and started collecting.  

Tom has worked in the meat industry for 34 years, owned and operated two retail video stores for eleven years and was the first to start a baseball card vending machine business.

Tom loves to play golf, fish and serve his community. He has been on the City of Napa Planning Commission since 1998 and was appointed to the 25th District Agricultural Association, Napa Town and  Country Fair Board of Directors in June of 2013.

Tom has been involved with many organizations and fundraisers over the years. He entered the wine industry after retiring in 2003 and joined the team at Bremer Family Winery in July of 2011.

Mike Knox

Director of Hospitality

Mike was born in Southern California but spent all of his summers in the Napa Valley from the age of 10.  He worked on his family's winery operating the tractor, working in the vineyard and the tasting room.  Mike will tell you that this is where he developed his passions. "I love wine and I love people.  Having the opportunity to combine both at work makes every day feel like play."  Mike moved to the Napa Valley full time in 2001.  

Along with wine, Mike's passions are first and formost family.  He and his family also have a passion for Disneyland.  He now heads to Southern California as his schedule allows to dawn his mouse ears and ride the Matterhorn.  

Bob Bolan

Winemaker

Bob Bolan has quietly become known among his peers as one of Napa Valley’s premier winemakers. His wines are supple and expressive with uncommon consistency from vintage to vintage. Bob has a Masters degree from UC Davis and spent 6 vintages developing his craft at Stags’ Leap Winery. He worked another 5 vintages in Sonoma County, and has been making wines for Bremer Family since 2003. Prior to turning his attention to wine, Bob worked 10 years as a process design engineer and business consultant.

Dustin Owen

Assistant Winemaker

Dustin's winemaking journey began in 2006 with a glass of William Selyem Pinot Noir. He was in his sophomore year at Santa Rosa Junior College, and although always a lover of history (he thought he might one day be a history professor, like his father), he had never truly loved learning until that moment. That glass of Pinot captured his imagination and his intellect - soon thereafter, he found himself in the Viticulture & Enology Department at UC Davis. 

After graduating with honors, Dustin went to work at Mumm Napa, Budweiser, and Australia’s Barossa Valley, where he learned his building blocks: a dedication to innovation, quality before speed, and the keys for successful fermentation. After 5 years working for larger brands, his desire to work with less common varietals on a smaller scale led him to Paso Robles, where he was the Assistant Winemaker at a family-run winery specializing in vineyard-designate Zinfandels and Bordeaux reds. Dustin's drive to work with the highest quality fruit and the chance to learn from a true master have brought him to Bremer Family Winery, where, under the guidance of Bob Bolan, he works every day to continue to bring John and Laura Bremer's dream to reality:  wine that displays quality without compromise.  

 

 

Winery Dogs

Chance was adopted from an animal rescue group in Redding, CA.  Chance’s mom had been abandoned by people who moved away and left her pregnant and in the back yard.  Neighbors took the mom in but after the birth of 7 puppies they became overrun and gave mom & pups to the rescue group.  Chance was the largest of the litter.  I came to know about Chance on “Petfinder.com.”  After a lengthy adoption process, I was finally able to travel to Redding, CA to pick him up.  He has been at my side ever since. Chance is an amazing, smart, friendly dog who loves to go to the winery to greet guests or out to the vineyards for a run.  At 115 pounds, I am certainly glad he has 150 acres to exercise in.

 

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