Sharon grew up in Los Angeles with no appreciation for rural life. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she received a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989. She practiced commercial litigation at Gordon & Rees in San Francisco, making partner in 1996.
Sharon and Timm moved to the Napa Valley in 1996 when their twins, Madeleine and Tucker, were born. After many initial “green acre” moments, Sharon has fully embraced country living. These days, when she isn’t running the winery, you can find her raising chickens, growing pumpkins, or making tomato sauce. She served on the City Council for the City of St. Helena from 2008 through 2016. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys reading, traveling to Italy, spending time with family and friends, riding her Peloton, and swimming in the ocean.