Heather Daenitz

I was born and raised in Los Angeles County, California and started out my adult life with every intention of becoming a photojournalist. However, after visiting my sister at college in San Luis Obispo, I learned that one can actually major in the subject of wine & viticulture! So began a series of events that would take me to Oregon State University, there to gain a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture with an emphasis on Viticulture & Enology.

I have worked for a few wineries and vineyards over the last 8 years in various positions, including in the tasting room, the vineyard, and the winery.  Presently, I am working for a vineyard management company in Santa Barbara County as the compliance and social media manager. I am passionate about helping vineyards become more sustainable and love learning about the various vineyard practices performed all over the world.

I have two dogs, four chickens, and a husband who works in the beer industry (I know, we found each other).

You may view the Instagram I manage for my work at @coastalvineyardcare; my personal Instagram @little_donutz; and a silly Instagram I started with my husband where we document the wine and beer we enjoy @craftandcluster.