Devin Ruddick

Tasting Room Manager

Devin grew up in Sebastopol, California where he gained an affinity for wine, food, and travel. After attending college at the University of Oregon in Eugene, he returned to California and began working in hospitality.

Devin joined Hook & Ladder in March 2006, helping to open the new tasting room. With this successful launch completed, he spent five months in Western Europe. Living mainly in Paris, he was struck with the role wines played in daily life in the vineyards regions of France.

After his return, he honed his hospitality skills at the winery while eagerly absorbing detailed knowledge of grape growing and winemaking while working as member of the harvest team during the 2007 vintage.

More recently, Devin and his wife have explored the wine regions of New Zealand. They live in Santa Rosa where they both enjoy the abundance and beauty of Sonoma County. Devin can be found at the winery tasting room pouring, and sharing his enthusiasm about wine, music, travel, and sport.