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December 11, 2019 | Cellar Scoop | 4.0 Insider

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Meet Dave

Many of you probably already know that we have a new General Manager at 4.0. But though “the new guy” has already been here a month, he’s still a bit of a mystery. So, now it’s time to get to know him.

Meet Dave Bryant. IMHO, the best thing that I’ve learned about Dave thus far is that he’s decided to root for the Houston Texans instead of the Dallas Cowboys. Such a wise choice, especially since the Texans beat the Patriots just over a week ago…who can’t get behind that??

But, there are probably some other things you want to know about Dave. Well, here’s the scoop…

Dave came to 4.0 from a winery in Napa. Soon after he moved here and began his tenure with us, his wife, Jenny, and their two sons, David (five years old) and Cameron (four years old in early January), joined him at their new home in Boerne.

Dave has a solid history in the Napa wine industry. He’s held various positions at five different wineries there and has consulted for a few others. But he doesn’t drink only wine. He’s also a fan of bourbon and whiskey (the second best thing I’ve learned about him). In fact, one of the saddest moments in his life was when he lost over 30 bottles of bourbon, whiskey, and rye in an earthquake. Isn’t there insurance for that? There should be.

You might be wondering how Dave got into the wine business in the first place. He was hooked during a harvest internship that he completed in 2008. During this internship, he basically tackled all aspects of winemaking from working in vineyards and the lab to plenty of cleaning (a process that he calls “Zen-like” and “head clearing”).

But enough of the serious stuff. How about some “fun facts” about Dave…

If he could eat only one food for the rest of his life, it would be chips and salsa. Not a bad choice given he’s now a Texan. And for the record, that would be my choice, too, making this the third best thing I’ve learned about Dave.

If given the choice to ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car, Dave would drive a car, and it would have to be a Jeep CJ7 (I had to look this up). Sounds like we may need to get him on a horse!

Dave would choose to watch a movie over reading a book or working in a garden, and his favorite movie is Dazed and Confused. Alright, alright, alright.

Though he says he’s never been the most athletic guy on the team, his secret talent is throwing and hitting things. He guesses he’d be pretty good at axe throwing. And if he had a superpower, it would be mind control (not at all creepy) because it would help him get stuff done faster.

The most important thing to know about Dave, though, is that he’s excited to be here at 4.0. So, the next time you visit us, be sure to find Dave and introduce yourself to him. He’ll be happy to meet you.

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