Nicky Hahn’s commitment to Monterey’s wines and his vision of their potential began 30 years ago when his adventurous spirit brought him to the area in search of world-class vineyard properties. His original investment and continued support culminated in a three-year revitalization program through 2004, which has brought the winery to international acclaim.

Nicky, a Swiss citizen, grew up in both the U.S. and in Europe. He studied economics, starting his professional career as an arbitrageur in Paris. He also worked as a credit analyst in New York and for years was based in London as the chairman of a leading international computer software company. Nicky and his wife Gaby now divide their time between their homes in Monterey and Zurich along with their 50,000-acre wildlife preserve in Africa where Nicky works on saving wildlife and strengthening the economy.