Don, a successful entrepreneur, and Bettina, a performing artist, film producer and art curator, met through their mutual appreciation of the arts and it remains a thread woven throughout their lives. As long-time collectors, they understand the importance of art in bringing beauty, perspective and hope to the individual and to the world. They also share an unwavering commitment to excellence in every endeavor they undertake.


Kathryn "KK" Carothers


Appointed BRYANT ESTATE’s winemaker in 2018, Kathryn “KK” Carothers honed her winemaking acumen working in vineyards and wineries in the Napa Valley, Corsica, France and Margaret River, Australia.  Returning to Napa for an opportunity to join the Bryant team, Kathryn was promoted from intern to enologist to assistant winemaker, working alongside oenologist Michel Rolland and viticulturist David Abreu.  Kathryn then spent two years biodynamically farming and making the wine at Napa Valley’s ADAMVS before returning to BRYANT ESTATE.  KK earned her B.S. from the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University studying viticulture and enology.

Michel Rolland


Michel Rolland has been a valued member of the BRYANT ESTATE team for more than 10 years. Considered the most esteemed wine consultant in the world, Rolland provides a wealth of experience, an outside perspective, as well as an expert palate. His exceptional talent in the blending process has solidified the BRYANT ESTATE signature style.


David Abreu

Vineyard Manager

David Abreu is a third generation Napa Valley native whose interest in farming dates back to his youth. He founded David Abreu Vineyard Management in 1980, and has since built a reputation for meticulous vineyard care with the sole aim of making the best wine possible from any given site. Having worked our vineyard for nearly two decades, David and his team have intimate experience with the property and farm it meticulously. David’s knowledge, standard of excellence and superb palate make him a tremendous asset to the BRYANT ESTATE team.

Octavio Pena

Vineyard Foreman

Tavo hails from Atacheo Michoacan, Mexico and began working with David Abreu Management in 1990. After working many Abreu ranches including Inglenook, Staglin, Colgin and Harlan, Tavo became foreman at BRYANT ESTATE in 2007. Tavo’s favorite part about the vineyard is the natural balance of the site. He is responsible for prepping and planting all of the lower blocks.


Alana Uhl

General Manager

After obtaining a B.S. in Biotechnology from UC Davis, Alana was recruited to join E&J Gallo's research team. From there she traveled to Argentina to complete a harvest at Bodega Catena Zapata in Mendoza, before settling in Napa. In Napa, Alana’s experiences included running Brasswood Cellar's custom crush laboratory, handling Kapcsandy Family Winery's direct to consumer sales, and creating her own wine and label. At Bryant Estate, Alana strives to bring the passion behind the winemaking process into all facets of the business.

Edmund Lowman

Chief Business Development Officer

Edmund is the former CEO of Collective Hospitality, a regional, and global hospitality brand, with 32 properties. As CEO of Destination Eats, he managed a team of 1,500 staff and steered brands like Hard Rock into emerging markets, with a focus on franchising and real estate acquisitions. Following an MBA in International Business from the Coggin College of Business and a Finance degree from Harvard’s Extension School, Edmund became a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2020 Edmund was inducted into the Forbes Business Council.

Joe Welch

Facilities Manager

A Napa Valley native, Joe Welch joined the BRYANT ESTATE team in 2011 after a career in construction. Joe assists the team with harvest and cellar duties, and has been particularly indispensable with his mechanical and facility maintenance skills.