Justin Mund grew up in the heart of wine county in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. Justin earned an A.S. degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, focused on wine and viticulture. Justin then spent three vintages at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery where he split his time between working the cellar and working in the vineyards.
Justin went on to pursue a B.S. Degree in Fruit Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. While in school he worked as a cellarman for Laetitia Vineyards and Winery in Arroyo Grande, CA. In July, just before the 2002 harvest, Justin became the Assistant Winemaker for Laetitia and remained in that role for four years.
In June of 2006 Justin became the Winemaker for Addamo Vineyards and Winery, a small Estate Producer in Orcutt, CA. He spent the next four vintages crafting unique, critically acclaimed wines, with grapes both from the Orcutt estate and from select vineyards throughout the central coast.
Justin began with Orfila in May 2010 and has now completed his 7th harvest in San Diego and 19th of his career.
“It’s exciting for me to look back and see how much the Orfila team, production, and the quality of wines have developed since 2010 when I arrived. My goal is to produce the best wines we can from our estate fruit and from a select group of growers throughout California.” J.M.