Poundstone is a family owned and operated winery producing award winning wines from the Carneros region of Sonoma and Napa Valley. We specialize in small batch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Working with top growers including the Sangiacomo family, ensures our grapes are grown using sustainable farming practices, contributing to the value and quality of our wines.
Poundstone was inspired by our proprietor Melody Meckfessel’s grandmothers. Jessie Doris Poundstone and Eula Marie Johnson were instrumental in Melody's life. Jessie and Eula ran the family ranches farming the land and modeling the way to be strong, nurturing leaders. Melody's family has been farming in Northern California for multiple generations and we honor their memory and our family history each day.
Melody Meckfessel - Proprietor
Melody is the heart of Poundstone, pouring her expertise and love into all aspects of the business. She leads the family in fruit selection, winemaking, operations, and sales. A software engineer by training, Melody brings a bit of art and science to the creation of Poundstone wines. Her approach is centered on responsible farming, engineering experimentation, and a strong family tradition.
Cristen Mann - Sales & Marketing
Cristen leads sales and marketing. Cristen began studying wine as part of the family business in 2014. She spends her days meeting with Sommeliers, Wine Directors, and Restaurant owners. Cristen leads all online channels. Cristen is also responsible for direct to consumer sales keeping all of our thirsty friends' glasses full and cellars stocked.