Our Team

Altísima Winery is the passion project of 8 Temecula families coming together to embrace and honor the Spanish roots of our region. From a one street town to a world-class wine destination, we have watched Temecula blossom, and we are committed to enhancing the wine country experience for our region. Learn more about our winery team below.

We Have One Goal

To provide the highest quality experience
for our guests


The Altisima Winery Vineyard Team

winemaker marshal stuart

Marshall Stuart


Throughout his over 30 years of experience as a winemaker in the Temecula region, Marshall has cultivated a deep understanding of what it takes to curate unique and award winning wines. He brings his passion and knowledge to this new and excited endeavor, creating wines that will be the legacy of our winery.

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Chris Johnson


After moving to the Temecula Valley in 1998, Chris was introduced to quality and the fast growth of the Temecula wine region. Soon the fire was lit and Chris decided to study Enology at Washington State University. Chris has now spent the last 7 harvests working and learning about all of the potential the Temecula AVA has to offer.


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Kendall Stuart

Vineyard Assistant

Kendall Stuart’s roots began as a young child helping farm in Temecula, California with his father, a successful winemaker and farmer. Throughout his life, Kendall has developed an incredible knowledge and passion for farming and winemaking.

The Altisima Winery Operations Team


Franco Vessia

Food and Beverage

Franco was born and raised in Italy. His Grandmother and Mother inspired his love for the culinary arts and winemaking. With over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including owning his own restaurant, Franco is excited to bring his famous farm-to-table style to Altisima Winery.


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Brittany Duronslet

Wine Club Manager

Having worked in wine regions spanning California, Oregon and Washington, Brittany brings over a decade of experience in the industry. She firmly believes that wine club memberships are the best way to form lifelong, meaningful relationships between a winery and its guests.


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Crystal Rennie


After spending several years curating events at wineries and a performing arts center, Crystal’s passion was sparked. “I loved the moment an idea came to life and seeing the joy it brought people. It is important to me to connect to their story, and a privilege to be a part of their journey.”



altisima marketing contact

Brittany Reed


Brittany is a local marketing professional, web developer, and social media marketing manager with over 15 years of experience.



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