Founder - 1940-2019
Jay Heminay was more than just the founder of Green & Red - Jay’s unique vision and touch continue to pervade everything here and inspire us to continue to make the fantastic wine Jay started making way back in 1977. Jay was originally trained as a sculptor and the majestic vineyards here, at Green & Red, are his greatest work of art and legacy. You can read more about Jay’s journey founding Green & Red on the “Our Story” Page.
Tobin Heminway, Jay’s daughter, grew up between the vines here at Green & Red. Prior to taking over the vineyard operations, Tobin lived in New York where she produced and edited films with a degree from NYU. Eventually she transitioned to operating Nest Decor, a successful interior design firm in New York and Rhode Island. Jay and Tobin had long planned for her to take charge at Green & Red and Tobin has been active here for many years, working annual harvests and tending the bottling line.
Raymond Nicola Hannigan
Counsel, Cellar Rat, Husband
Ray was practicing law — real estate litigation in New York City — until January of 2020 when he and owner Tobin made the long-planned plunge and moved to Napa Valley to take over Green & Red. Growing up in an Italian family, where food and wine were key parts of life, Ray has dreamed of making fine wine here at Green & Red. Ray wears many hats at Green & Red, acting as counsel, “Cellar Rat,” under Winemaker Aaron Whitlatch, and supportive husband to owner Tobin Heminway.
Growing up in central Illinois, Aaron's grandparents instilled in him a passion for farming, as well as all things rustic and genuine. He came to Green & Red after five vintages as the Assistant Winemaker at Mayacamas, renowned for making wines in a classic style from organically farmed vineyards. Before focusing on winemaking, Whitlatch had worked as a biotech scientist and as a viticulturist. He is eager to combine perspectives with Salvador in the vineyards, and to continue crafting wines of distinction from these amazing soils.
Luke was born and bred in the Bay Area, almost always found wearing Giants, Warriors, or 49ers gear. He earned his V&E degree from UC Davis (while being classmates with winemaker, Aaron), following that with working harvests throughout Sonoma County as well as a stint in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. He cut his teeth as the Cellar Master at Bedrock Wine Co. for seven years before joining the Green & Red team in 2021. Luke contributes a keen cellar intellect, knowledge of making heritage Zinfandel wines from all over California, and a desire to continue creating beautiful, terroir-driven wines from this legendary property.
Vineyard Manager, Salvador, knows every single vine at Green & Red and has been taking care of the three amazing vineyards here for over 27 years.
Consultant & Manager
Pam first came to Green & Red in the 1980’s and married founder Jay Heminway. Pam has a tremendous palate and knows Green & Red, its vineyards, and its wines like no other. Pam’s unique knowledge makes her a valuable consultant to all we do here at Green & Red.