We run a winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains (La Honda Winery, the closest winery to San Francisco that grows grapes rather than buying them). We’ve won significant acclaim with Gold, Double-Gold and Best-of-Class awards from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, though there’s limited capacity for more production. To keep pushing ourselves forward and keep local wine fans entertained, we’ve started to hunt down and ‘steal’ surplus fine wine to share under a new label, Hunt & Heist.

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Mr. Hunt

Colin McNany quickly established himself as La Honda’s head winemaker due to a startlingly clear talent and an ongoing series of award-winning wines. In 2012 Colin was invited onto the judging panel for Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Previously, Colin worked alongside several renowned winemakers at Santa Cruz Mountain wineries including Byington and Bargetto, and internationally at Martinborough winery in New Zealand. He has also traveled extensively to Chile and Argentina on wine expeditions and worked alongside the winemaker at the exceptional Leeuwin Estate winery in Australia.

Colin is a graduate of University of California Santa Cruz in sustainable agriculture and viticulture. When not nurturing and hunting down the finest wines, Colin surfs the coast and dives for abalone.

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Mr. Heist

David ‘Jacko’ Page grew up in England and France working in his father’s business managing several wineries’ international operations (including Calvet in Bordeaux, Thorin in Burgundy, Dehours in Champagne).

A philosophy and economics graduate of Oxford University, David moved to San Francisco in 2001 for a new adventure and to get to know Californian wine. He is the general manager of the award-winning La Honda Winery and its 50 private estate vineyards along the hills between Woodside and Los Gatos.

When not pursuing great wine, David explores California for the best scenery and mischief.