Our Winemaker

A native Californian educated at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Megan McCollough began her wine career in Central Coast tasting rooms, learning to explain wine to others as she herself learned to craft it. After two harvests at a custom crush facility, she joined Hahn as an enologist in 2011. She was promoted to Assistant Winemaker in 2015, then Winemaker in 2017, focusing on the Smith & Hook label’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Blend. Megan spends her days checking the vineyards, monitoring fermentations, and continuously tasting throughout the process for consistency of flavor profile.