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Peter Zavialoff, Wine Sales

Peter caught the wine bug in early adulthood. He started out on California wine, and has since stomped around vineyards in Austria, Bulgaria, Tuscany, Alsace, Bordeaux, and the south of France. He is particularly fond of Bordeaux and Rhone wines, but Peter is a firm believer of having plenty of quality, lower priced wines handy to avoid opening "a Lynch-Bages with a pizza." A regular contributor to our newsletters, email offerings, the Dirty Dozen, and A Taste of Burgundy, he does his homework and is always happy to share his thoughts with all who dare ask him to. His current favorite producers/wines are Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils in Meursault, Quinta do Alqueve in Portugal, and Chateau Fleur Cardinale in St. Emilion. A native San Franciscan, supporter of Chelsea Football Club, and a fan of all things musical, Peter's been known to take his guitar out in public from time to time, and sing some of his songs for us.

Tom Faust, Wine Sales

As a young man, Tom read of a former U.S. President who would serve good wine to guests at State dinners, but reserve the Grand Cru for his table. Tom was intrigued and thought to himself, "what is this nectar and what's so special about it?" After doing some of his own "research" on the subject, he was hooked. In 2005, after experiencing various other career paths, Tom decided to turn his passion into something more and began working in the wine industry. What Tom enjoys most about working at The Wine House is having the opportunity to sell many different styles of wine at all price points and helping customers pick a special wine to take to a party or pair with dinner.... And of course, having access to lots of great wine to share with his loved ones. To quote Mark Twain, "... to get the full value of a joy, you must have someone to divide it with." With that said, Tom looks forward to seeing you at The Wine House soon!

Anya Balistreri, Sales/ Domestic Wine Buyer

Anya has been working with The Wine House for 16 years. She grew up spending summers on the Russian River observing the dramatic change of landscape as the wine industry exploded in Northern California. After working for a niche-market winery for a couple years, she decided to situate herself in a place where the focus was centered on the great wines of France. Still an advocate (and drinker) of great California zins, Anya never tires of turning people onto great, bang-for-your-buck wines from the south of France, Rhone, and any region, really, that allows for everyday enjoyment.

David Netzer, President

David has been with the Wine House since 1984, originally as our store manager and California wine buyer. His favorite wineries (subject to change by whim) include Chateau d'Or et de Gueules in the Costieres de Nimes, Domaine Huet in Vouvray, and Champagne Pascal Doquet. And he wants to remind anyone who has forgotten, that THE GIANTS ARE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!

John Carpenter, Founder

John did Graduate studies at the University of Bordeaux, which ignited his passion for French wine and started his pursuit of a career in the wine business. After working in the San Francisco wine trade for several years he founded The Wine House in November of 1977. John scoured the wine regions of France several times a year, tasting and retasting, and seeked out new growers and developed relationships with existing ones, making sure only the best wines have the "Imported by Wine House Limited" label on them.