Our Team

Niner Wine team gathered around containers of grapes with champagne flutes raised in their arms.


Patrick Muran

Wine­mak­er — Heart Hill Vine­yard & Boot­jack Ranch

A sci­en­tist by edu­ca­tion, Patrick grad­u­at­ed with a degree in Micro­bi­ol­o­gy from UC San­ta Bar­bara. He then began his career in wine­mak­ing in the ear­ly 2000s, with stints work­ing under ven­er­at­ed French wine­mak­er, Chris­t­ian Roguenant and Black­jack Win­ery among oth­ers. Patrick joined our team in 2009 and was even­tu­al­ly pro­mot­ed to Wine­mak­er in 2013. Patrick keeps busy cul­ti­vat­ing new pur­suits with his wife Heather, their 2 daugh­ters, Kaylinn and Clare, and their Aus­tralian Shep­herd, Bell. Patrick’s love of surf­ing has tak­en him all over the world and he is also an avid riv­er rafter, back­pack­er and snowboarder.

Mol­ly Bohlman

Wine­mak­er — Jes­persen Ranch

After an intro­duc­tion to the world of wine dur­ing a study-abroad in the South of France Mol­ly had the bug. She began her edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta and fin­ished it at Cal Poly with a BS in Fruit Sci­ence and a Minor in Wine & Viti­cul­ture. In the 20 years since, she has method­i­cal­ly worked across sev­er­al func­tions with­in the indus­try seek­ing to under­stand sales, vine­yard sci­ence and wine­mak­ing-by-doing. In 2014, Mol­ly came to Nin­er after work­ing at Paul Hobbs Wines, where she was wine­mak­er for the Cross­barn brand. In her spare time Mol­ly enjoys spend­ing time out­side, craft­ing, and enjoy­ing food and wine with fam­i­ly and friends. She lives in San Luis Obis­po with her hus­band Daniel, and son Sawyer.


Andy Nin­er


After study­ing eco­nom­ics at Col­by Col­lege in Maine, Andy start­ed his career work­ing in finance for Cam­bridge Asso­ciates in Boston. He then moved to Cal­i­for­nia and worked as a prod­uct man­ag­er in a small sun­glass com­pa­ny in San Luis Obis­po, earned his MBA from U.C. Berke­ley and spent sev­er­al years work­ing in strate­gic plan­ning for Levi Strauss & Com­pa­ny in San Francisco.

His love for the cen­tral coast and the impor­tance of the fam­i­ly busi­ness end­ed up being the cat­a­lyst for join­ing the team. Out­side of work Andy bikes, climbs, wears vests in unsea­son­ably warm weath­er, cooks and spends time explor­ing with his young daugh­ter Cora (a.k.a. the offi­cial wine sniffer).

Aman­da Osborne

Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Gen­er­al Manager

Com­ing soon…

Ali­cia Wooten

Wine Club Manager

Ali­cia has been part of the Nin­er Wine Estates team since the tast­ing room opened in 2010 and plays a vital role as Wine Club Man­ag­er. Chances are she is the voice on the oth­er end of the phone when you call us! Ali­cia grad­u­at­ed with a Social Sci­ences Degree from San Jose State Uni­ver­si­ty, and then her Mul­ti­ple Sub­ject Cre­den­tial from Chap­man Uni­ver­si­ty. After work­ing as a teacher, she even­tu­al­ly found a sec­ond career in the wine indus­try. Ali­cia lives in Paso Rob­les with her hus­band, Brad, and their two chil­dren, Jake and Han­nah and enjoys spend­ing time with her fam­i­ly on the weekends.

Emi­ly Key

Events Man­ag­er

Emi­ly grad­u­at­ed with a Biol­o­gy degree from Cal Poly in San Luis Obis­po. She quick­ly fell in love with the area and decid­ed to call it home. After spend­ing years in the hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try as every­thing from a serv­er to a Pas­try Chef, Emi­ly joined the Nin­er team in 2018. She now man­ages our pri­vate events and wed­ding pro­grams, and is the per­son to talk to if you are plan­ning a spe­cial event at our estate. In her free time, Emi­ly enjoys get­ting the most out of Cen­tral Coast liv­ing by scu­ba div­ing, camp­ing and walk­ing her two dogs along the beach.


Jacob Bur­rell

Exec­u­tive Chef

Jacob leads our kitchen team and is respon­si­ble for the deli­cious, farm inspired dish­es that you enjoy dur­ing your vis­its. He has worked for many well-known restau­rants around the world, includ­ing the 3 Miche­lin Star Man­re­sa Restau­rant, Sier­ra Mar at Post Ranch Inn and the Big Sur Bak­ery. He moved to Bali in 2015 with his wife Fiona (who he met while she was man­ag­ing Manresa’s farm) and their two young chil­dren to open and oper­ate Para­chute Bali – a bak­ery, farm and restau­rant in Indone­sia. While abroad he also man­aged to com­pete and win Iron Chef Indone­sia: Crab! Jacob’s free time is all about spend­ing time with his fam­i­ly; adven­tur­ing around the Cen­tral Coast, eat­ing and drink­ing and enjoy­ing the sun­shine and salty ocean air.

Ian Nel­son

Exec­u­tive Sous Chef

Com­ing soon…

Fiona Bond

Estate Gar­den­er

Fiona man­ages the mag­ic of our on-site Chef’s gar­den and crafts beau­ti­ful, estate inspired prod­ucts for our guests to enjoy. Her back­ground is in graph­ic design & mar­ket­ing, and she has always been pas­sion­ate about com­mu­ni­ty food sys­tems and local ingre­di­ent sourc­ing. In 2008 she left her design career to become the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of the farm for the 3 Miche­lin star Man­re­sa Restau­rant in Cal­i­for­nia. She has held posi­tions as the Ecol­o­gy Pro­gram Direc­tor at Post Ranch Inn and as a farm con­sul­tant for the Restau­rant at Mead­owood and the Big Sur Bak­ery. She moved to Bali in 2015 with her hus­band Jacob (who she met while they both worked at Man­re­sa) and their two young chil­dren to open and oper­ate Para­chute Bali – a bak­ery, farm and restau­rant in Indone­sia. When not in the gar­den, you can find Fiona spend­ing time with her fam­i­ly, cre­at­ing ceram­ic pieces and hiking.


Tuck­er Spear

Direc­tor of Sales

Tuck­er inher­it­ed his pas­sion for the wine indus­try at a very young age from his moth­er, who worked in inter­na­tion­al wine sales. He grad­u­at­ed from San Diego State Uni­ver­si­ty before begin­ning his wine career work­ing as a sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive for a wine dis­trib­u­tor. He then spent ten years in both region­al and nation­al sales man­age­ment posi­tions at Chalk Hill Estate Vine­yards in Healds­burg, and Fan­tesca in St. Hele­na. When he’s not trav­el­ing and spread­ing the word about what we’re up to at the win­ery, Tuck­er resides in San Diego with his wife Sarah, two sons Pre­ston and Park­er and their dog Kinsley.