Our Winemaker

Annette at Cima Collina Winery in Carmel ValleyWinemaker Annette Hoff Danzer is no newcomer to wine production, and she will tell you that her entire winemaking career has been a consistent march towards Monterey, that each stop along the way has prepared her for the opportunity to apply her artisan’s approach to producing the purest expression of Monterey County wines.

Annette’s Cima Collina wines, as well as those she’s made all over the world, are the product of all the people who worked to get it into the bottle…from grower to cellar worker. “I guess my career is part of a larger ambition of seeking and growing from quality, authentic experience. I remain captivated by wine because it reflects life. It has an innate ability to convey a sense of place, the people involved in its creation and the sensory attributes of the world around us.”

Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer lives locally in Carmel Valley, and can be found at the tasting room any given day on route to Cima Collina’s urban coastal winemaking facility in Marina

Learn more about Annette’s history…

Our Team

  • Shawn
  • Amy
  • Michele
  • Heather
  • Chuck
  • Doug
  • Jeffrey
  • Glenn
  • Sarah
  • Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio
  • Erin
  • David
  • Hudson
  • Lucy & Annie
  • Shawn

    Shawn

    Certified Society of Wine Educator, and Annette’s right hand in the cellar, this wine afficianado brings a big smile to the team.

  • Amy

    Amy

    As our Tasting Room Manager, Amy is always finding new and exciting ways to enhance the Cima Collina tasting experience!

  • Michele

    Michele

    Our Special Event expert, she can make your private visit to Cima Collina unlike any other.

  • Heather

    Heather

    Society of Wine Educator in training & Wine Club Coordinator

  • Chuck

    Chuck

    Our local wine industry veteran, who worked for Carmel Valley’s first winery and vineyard back in the day

  • Doug

    Doug

    Our wholesale specialist, and go-to-guy for the latest local restaurant recommendations

  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey

    Our local Carmel Valley “concierge” who knows all there is to know about quaint Carmel Valley Village

  • Glenn

    Glenn

    The one to ask about the local surf scene and best Cima Collina wine to enjoy on outdoor adventures

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    A busy nursing student and fan of Cima Collina Pinot, Sarah is part of our weekend hospitality team.

  • Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio

    Claudio, Francisco & Apolonio

    The Vineyard Team – From pruning and harvest, this trio covers all of the details out at the proprietary Hilltop Ranch Vineyard.

  • Erin

    Erin

    With experience in hospitality and the local wine industry, Erin is involved with everything from accounts receivable to exploring new Cima Collina wines with customers.

  • David

    David

    With a background in the National Park’s and veteran wine club member, David always knows the perfect wine to enjoy while hiking Carmel Valley!

  • Hudson

    Hudson

    A tasting room regular. Surely, a friend of Howlin Good Red’s Sweetie back in the day

  • Lucy & Annie

    Lucy & Annie

    Our hard-working cellar dogs and favorite friends during crush – they can always keep the crew smiling