The Winery

Proprietor Mark Albrecht is a 20-year veteran in the wine industry and has been involved in all aspects of the industry from restaurant to retail, and wholesaler to supplier. Mark was instrumental in the creation, strategic planning and marketing of many successful wine brands and brings that passion to Roots Run Deep. His philosophy is that great wines can be affordable and Roots Run Deep Winery is dedicated to producing wines that can compete with $50-$100 wines for a fraction of the price.


Macario Montoya, was hired in 2017 to be the new head Winemaker for Roots Run Deep Winery. Macario has spent the last 10 years of his winemaking career as the Assistant Winemaker of Piña Winery in Rutherford. Piña Winery is a fantastic producer and a darling of both Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate and the Wine Spectator. They are well known for their 5 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Macario and his wife Griselda Ceja also have their own small production brand of wines under the Campesino label. Focused on Rhone varietals and named after their daughters they have been well received. As winemaker, Macario oversees all aspects of winemaking as well as our vineyard management and grower relations.

Barry Gnekow, continues his ongoing role as senior consulting winemaker, a position he has held since 2005. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed Barry as one of the best consulting Winemakers in the industry and with the numerous accolades and medals earned by his wines throughout the years, he is one of California's Most Award Winning Winemakers!

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