Juan Muñoz-Oca

Chief Winemaker

Juan Muñoz-Oca

Juan Muñoz-Oca is Chief Winemaker for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, overseeing winemaking at all of the company’s properties in Washington, Oregon and California.

Juan first joined Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2001 as a viticulturalist, and then quickly rose through the winemaking ranks at Columbia Crest. Most recently, he was Vice President of Winemaking overseeing 14 Hands, BORNE of Fire, Columbia Crest, INTRINSIC, Northstar and Spring Valley Vineyard. Juan studied winemaking in Argentina where he received dual degrees in agricultural engineering as well as enology and viticulture from the National University of Cuyo, later he graduated from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University in New York.