John Evan MarionWinemaker/Owner
John Evan is one of Livermore Valley’s youngest elite winemakers. With the original Big White House operation taking place at his childhood home, John Evan has been involved in one capacity or another from the winery’s earliest roots. He began making wine in a professional capacity in 1998. The following year he produced his first masterpiece – A Super-Tuscan-style Sangiovese from Richard Ripken’s exclusive clone. After a couple of years in the barrel, this wine was released in 2001. Based on a single bottle, John Evan was offered the winemaker position at a well-known Paso Robles winery. John was transitioning from high school into a college education in the sciences at the time and hence, he grudgingly turned down the offer.