Growing up, California native Mark Williams spent his summers helping his father, a UC Davis viticulture professor, harvest table grapes for research. So, it came as no surprise when Mark decided to major in food science and enology at California State University, Fresno.

Years of accompanying his father, while pruning, harvesting and conducting research throughout Paso Robles, Napa Valley and other premier winegrowing regions, made enology a natural progression for Mark. Today, at William Hill Estate in the heart of southern Napa, he crafts wines that offer a distinct taste of luxury.

Mark’s winemaking career has led him around the world from the Eden Valley in Australia to the Edna Valley on California’s Central Coast. Prior to his role as head winemaker at William Hill Estate, Mark crafted wines for Bridlewood Estate Winery in Santa Barbara and the acclaimed small-lot winery at Louis M. Martini in St. Helena.

Mark enjoys hiking, mountain biking and skiing. He is an avid wine collector and loves to travel and explore new wine regions. 

Mark Williams