Owner / Viticultural Manager
A California native, growing up in Marin County, Alan began his studies as a student in Art History at the College of Marin, then continued on at St Johns in Minnesota. Surrounding his artistic life as a ceramicist and sculptor, Alan has always had an intense interest in food, wine, building, design, horticulture and landscaping.
Beginning in 1982, Alan for twenty years played an integral role in the genesis and development of the Peter Michael Winery estate and vineyard program, designing, building and managing the property. He also used his many talents as Artistic Director of a non-profit organization raising money for the performing arts.
Then in 2001 broad changes joined our two families, the Peirsons and the Meyers, and saw the birth of our family wine business. Currently Alan splits his attention between overseeing the vineyards of Peirson Meyer, along with his position as Director of Viticulture since 2010 for O’Shaugnessy Winery on Howell Mountain and Progeny Winery on Mount Veeder, both in the Napa Valley.