With a Masters Degree in Horticulture, Dave Schmidt, is our “Master” Gardner here at Hop Kiln Winery and our sister property, The Kenwood Inn. Dave received his Masters Degree at the University of Washington with a specialization in Ecological Restoration. Before coming to Hop Kiln, he taught Horticulture at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Along with his passion for gardening, Dave is an avid bicyclist. Dave has a daughter who is following in his educational footsteps pursuing a degree in Ecological Restoration and a son in law school.