About Nigel Kinsman

We were introduced to Nigel in 2019 by close friends and immediately bonded with him. We were taken by the the clarity of his vision for making exceptional Napa wines, his deep knowledge of the Valley, and his sense of humor. Nigel began his winemaking career in his native Australia before venturing to Italy and finally coming to the Napa Valley. He led the red wine program from 2010 at Araujo Estate before transitioning to his current role as winemaker at Accendo Cellars. He is also the consulting winemaker for a few other labels and, with his wife, Shae, produces the highly regarded Kinsman-Eades wines.

Nigel crafts the Annulus wines at the Green-certified Wheeler Farms Winery. Stylistically, Nigel seeks to create wines that are classically proportioned, balanced, and deliberate expressions of time and place. 

About Michel Rolland

A native of Bordeaux, Michel Rolland is one of the world’s most revered wine consultants and master blenders and has contributed his broad experience in winemaking to projects from Argentina to South Africa as well as France and the Americas. His work in wine began in the 1970s. By the 1980s, he was seen as a pioneer in matching meticulous work in the vineyard to craftsmanship in the cellar.

Today, Michel serves clients dedicated to making world-class wines across the globe and is uniquely positioned to support the Annulus vision: for each cuvée to express the underlying terroir with attention to meticulous vinification in the cellar.