Leland Reichel, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Mendocino: Born and raised in Alexander Valley, Leland began farming grapes on his family vineyard at a young age. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Wine and Viticulture with a concentration in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Leland returned to Northern California to continue his passion for grape growing, managing vineyards for Constellation Wines in Sonoma County. Since 2012, Leland has managed vineyard operations on Beckstoffer’s Mendocino County ranches. Leland continues to farm his family’s vineyard with his father. When not on the ranch, Leland enjoys abalone diving, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends.
Brandon Axell, General Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Mendocino: Brandon has managed farming operations for select ranches in Mendocino County for Beckstoffer Vineyards since 2009. A fourth generation farmer raised on a citrus and avocado ranch in Ventura, California, Brandon received his degree in Fruit Science and Ag Business from Cal Poly and headed north to wine country. With four boys, he and his wife Julie keep very busy with sports, coaching, skiing and family travel.
Armando Miranda, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Mendocino: One of the newest team members, Armando has a wide variety of experience managing prestigious vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa Counties, and now adds Mendocino County to that list. Armando was actually the first intern hired by Beckstoffer Napa County over ten years ago, while studying viticulture. He returns, bringing with him his unique and passionate style of hands on management, and can be frequently seen walking the vineyards in the company of his German Shorthair Pointer Camilla. Ever the adrenaline junkie, Armando can be found during the off season in the mountains either snowboarding, or racing motorcycles, when not cooking for a house full of company.