Established in 2006, Alpha Omega’s mission is to create artisanal wines drawing on Old World vineyard handcrafted practices and emphasis on unique terroir driven characteristics that reveal a sense of place combined with New World technology and science.
Robin and Michelle Baggett moved to Napa Valley in 2006 to found Alpha Omega. Robin began his wine career in 1988 as a grape grower, planting more than 750 acres of grapes and in 1998 establishing Tolosa winery in San Luis Obispo. In the late 80s, Michelle began her multifaceted career in the development of hospitality brands before she created the name, brand and vision of this venture together, Alpha Omega.
Henrik Poulsen’s winemaking career took him from the Old World of winemaking to the New World of Napa where he has spent 19 years handcrafting ultra-premium wines, including seven years at Alpha Omega. Henrik believes in allowing the fruit and vineyard sites to show their diversity. While not necessarily hands-off in the cellar, he is always palate-on. Rather than relying on lab numbers, he prefers to trust his palate in winemaking decisions.
Jean Hoefliger — gifted, passionate and not afraid to take risks — combines with Michel Rolland, one of the most influential winemaking consultants in the world, to form Alpha Omega’s dynamic duo consulting winemaking team. Winemaker Henrik Poulsen, Jean and Michel shared 13 years together as a winemaking team. Their synergy lies in creating wines that express their passion for excellence and the unique terroir that is Napa Valley.
Jean Hoefliger | Michel Rolland
Famed wine critic Robert Parker wrote early on about Alpha Omega, “This relatively new Rutherford winery continues to turn out impressive wines that merit attention from consumers.” Vintage after vintage, prominent wine experts continue to heap praise on Alpha Omega’s dazzling wines.
Alpha Omega, a Napa Green-certified winery and vineyard, is committed to being good stewards of the land and good neighbors. This family-owned winery endeavors to protect the earth for future generations by adhering to sustainable practices now.