Rod Berglund, a lifelong Sonoma County resident, began his winemaking career in 1979 at La Crema Vinera (predecessor to La Crema). That same year he produced his first Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Over the years he has made Pinot from many grape growing areas but firmly believes that the Russian River Valley is without peer in the new world for the potential to consistently produce world class Pinot Noir.
A committed terroirist, he believes that wine's first duty is to express a sense of place. In 1987 he joined Joe Swan to help him finish the harvest. The following year he took over the winemaking at Joseph Swan Vineyards and continues to follow in the footsteps of one of California's Pinot pioneers.
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Lynn Swan Berglund
Born in Marin County, CA, Lynn is a 5th generation Californian. She spent her early years In Marin before her mother accepted a teaching position in the Watts area of Los Angeles and they eventually moved to Manhattan Beach. It was here that her mother met Joe Swan, a pilot for Western Airlines. They were married in 1967. That same year they purchased 13 acres in western Sonoma County which would become Joseph Swan Vineyards.
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