Carlton McCoy Jr.
Master Sommelier & Managing Partner | Named a Master Sommelier in 2013 at just 28 years old, Carlton was one of the youngest people and the second African American to earn this prestigious title. Under his creative vision, the wineries of Lawrence Wine Estates create wines of elegance and balance, while expressing a true sense of place.
Matt Taylor
Winemaker | Born and raised on the Sonoma Coast, Matt has traversed through extraordinary vineyards in Spain, France, Argentina, and New Zealand, and worked with dedicated farmers who steward some of the greatest terroirs in the world. His experience includes Araujo Estates, Reuling Vineyard, Chamboulé Winery, and Domaine Dujac in Burgundy.

“Winemaker Matt Taylor, who cut his teeth at Joseph Swan and Domaine Dujac before he transplanted back to California, truly believes that these high-altitude sites offer incredible, grand cru potential with immense intensity of fruit, a gripping depth, and a singing minerality.” - Forbes
Mary Stump
Assistant Winemaker | After starting her career with wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Australia, Oregon, and San Luis Obispo, Mary began working in the Napa Valley in 2017 and joined Ink Grade in 2021.