In 2001, Peter began his first work experience in professional winemaking with Jean-Laurant Vacheron and later Stephane Vivier with Hyde de Villaine Winery. Two years later, Peter traveled to France and worked a vintage in Sancerre at Domaine Vacheron. He later worked crush at Etude, Merryvale’s Starmont winery and Patz & Hall. He also studied Viticulture and Enology at Napa Valley College. In 2009 he brought in the pinot that marked the beginning of the Larry Hyde & Sons Pinot Noir.
Christopher obtained a degree in Agricultural Business and Viticulture from the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, California. After some work experience in Marketing at Wilson Daniels Co. in 2007, Christopher went to work at Merryvale Vineyards, where he gained valuable vineyard and cellar experience at the Starmont winery in Carneros. Chris is now at Hyde Vineyards managing the family farm and studying for a Masters degree at Sonoma State University.