Committee Member: John Conover
San Francisco -
John Conover likes to take the feet in the soil approach to managing Odette Estate, a winery in Napa. Being in the wine business for 30 years has afforded Conover the ability to get on the Board of Directors of the Napa Valley Grape Growers, managing Odette, and working with winemakers at different estates in California. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Conover now lives in Napa Valley and is living his dream; maybe it is his dream job, or maybe it is his life philosophy of being gracious, humble, and always keeping a glass half full attitude.
San Antonio, Texas.
Saint Helena, Napa Valley California.
The best thing about attending California State University Chico was finding my life long calling of being a Napa Valley Vintner, growing grapes and having my dreams come true.
College Basketball and Football specifically University of Southern California & University of Virginia both where my daughters attend.
Tough one. As a surfer Mentawai Islands Sumatra Indonesia for pure relaxation culture with my wife/daughters Bali Indonesia.
Family Trip to the Mentawai Islands Sumatra Indonesia.
Morimoto Sushi Napa California.
2016 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley with French or Spanish soft cheese.
Restaurant at Meadowood, Napa Valley.
Thomas Jefferson, Miki Dora and Ernest Hemmingway.
Mafi or Spy.
Better than Ezra, Counting Crows, Jackson Brown.
Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck.
1973 Porsche 911 RS. Handmade and simple.
1997 Porsche Turbo.
Yes, Garmin 5.
50’s Rolex in Rose Gold.
CADE Sauvignon Blanc, Beer Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder or water.
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from CADE PlumpJack or Odette.
Besides our own, Littori Pinot Nori never disappoints.
CADE Sauvignon Blanc or Aubert Chardonnay.
Spanish Bay Monterey California.
Find your calling in life and you will never have to work another day!
I found my calling and all of my dreams have come true.
Gratitude, Be Humble, Share, Glass Half Full and surround yourself with like minded people.
As a young man followed my heart not my head and found a lifelong career, never ending learning and a task I will never master.
Simplicity and memories.
Public Education, Breast Cancer Research and Cleaning Up the Ocean.