Andrew, a New York native, moved to wine country as an entrepreneur to introduce the concept of trade finance to the Napa Valley Wine Industry. Liquid Trade Solutions was founded over a decade ago to provide alternative financing options to wineries throughout California. The relationships Andrew has built over the years through Liquid Trade Solutions afforded him the fortuitous opportunity that lead to the first bottling of Big Vine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in 2009. Since that first acclaimed vintage, Andrew’s breadth of wine industry contacts and depth of experience have come together in the appellation-characteristic, value-driven wines that are Big Vine.
Director of Winemaking and Vineyard Sourcing
Kent was born in the culturally rich environment of South Louisiana. Music, Food, and Wine have defined his environment from an early age. His Grandfather managed a wine distribution business. His mother was known to many as the "Queen of Creole", and he found himself constantly drawn to music spilling from the open doors of downtown New Orleans. As a Viticulture and enology graduate of U.C. Davis, Kent went from internships at J Winery and Spring Mountain Winery to a five year honor-roll position at Duckhorn Wine Company. Kent currently manages all matters of winemaking for Joseph Kent Wines, Kenefick Ranch, Coupe de Foudre, Somerston Vineyard, and Big Vine Wines.