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The Vineyard House

Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky


Philippe Melka 
Born and raised in France, Philippe worked for Chateau Haut Brion before moving to Napa in 1991. He first worked for Dominus Estate before returning home and working at Chateau Petrus. Philippe returned to Napa in 1994 and has called this his home ever since. For the past 20 years Philippe has served as the winemaking consultant for some of Napa’s most highly regarded properties.


Maayan Koschitzky
Born and raised in Israel, Maayan moved to Napa in 2011 and has made quite a splash. Maayan has been called “the next big winemaker” and was named one of the 40 under 40 by Wine Enthusiast in 2019. Inaddition to making wine for some of the finest wineries in Israel, Maayan has an impressive list in Napa Valley with the likes of Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle.