Alec Franks first came to Rancho Sisquoc in 1997 as the Assistant Winemaker.  In
1999 he was promoted to Winemaker.  He received his Fruit Science Degree from
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Alec enjoys the hands on creativity that is involved
working with the many different varietals grown on the Ranch.  His winemaking talent
has garnered many awards for his hand-crafted wines.  Alec, his wife Stacy, their
daughter Juliana, and son Jonathan reside on Rancho Sisquoc and enjoy the tranquility
and beauty of the Ranch.  
Francisco (Juan) Gutierrez has been with Rancho Sisquoc since 1975.  He is our
vineyard manager, and uses his extensive knowledge of viticulture to tend to our over
300 acre vineyard.  He lives on the ranch with his wife Petra and their children and
he can often be found taking his family to see the vineyards in the evenings.  Juan’s
love of the vineyards shows in our much sought-after grapes, and in our award
winning wines.
Ed and Mary Holt have been living on the ranch since 1977.  Ed began working in
vineyards in Missouri in his teens, and his love of vineyards and agriculture brought
him to the ranch, first as a tractor driver in the vineyard, and today as the Vice
President and General Manager of Rancho Sisquoc.  His wife Mary is the Sales and
Office Manager, and together they raised four children on the ranch.  
Sarah Mullins is our Assistant Winemaker and outside
sales manager.
She has been working side by side with
Alec Franks for over seven years. Sarah was raised on
the ranch, and took an interest in the production side of
the wine
business during her first crush. She loves
the work she does in the winery, and is
proud to be a part of the ranch she knows
and loves.
Becky Rodriquez is our Tasting Room Manager.  She
joined our team in 2005, and she has been a perfect fit.   
Customers find her to be a resource of knowledge on
our wines while adding to the charm of our small and
friendly tasting room.
The Flood family have owned Rancho Sisquoc since 1952 when Mr. and Mrs. James
Flood of San Francisco purchased the ranch.  In the late 1960's, Mr. Flood planted
the first vineyards at the ranch.  Today, Mrs. Elizabeth Flood and her family enjoy the
ranch and it's peaceful setting as their home away from home.  Pictured here are two
of their children, Judy Wilbur and Jim Flood at the 2008 Wine Club Day at the Ranch
6600 Foxen Canyon Road Santa Maria, CA 93454 ~ 805-934-4332 (tasting room)  / 805-937-6601 (fax) ~ email us at: