The Team



Winemaker - Leigh Meyering

Leigh Meyering is our Winemaker for Ideology Cellars. With over fifteen years of winemaking experience, she has a diverse background in all levels of production. Leigh has worked with many different varietals from premier appellations including the Napa Valley, Carneros, Sonoma, and Bordeaux.

With a Masters degree in Enology from UC Davis and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cal Poly, Leigh's technical skills enhance her creative vision. Her previous experience with quality control in the semiconductor industry developed a discipline of precision and accuracy.

In 2010, Leigh launched myEnologist, a consulting, wine analysis and supply business in Napa. Previously she held various positions in winemaking at Spring Mountain Vineyard in St. Helena, Clos Des Jacobins in St. Emilion, MacRostie in Carneros, and Charles Krug in St. Helena.





Sales-Marketing Director - Dawn Murray

Dawn Murray comes to Ideology after several successful wine ventures.  Her
entry into the wine industry began when she developed an innovative product
called "Rouge Adieu" to combat the pesky problem of stained teeth while
wine tasting.

After learning the ins and outs of TTB regulations,
packaging, marketing and sales of this brand new product she launched an
exclusive, private wine club with 60 members whom she has involved in the
production of a 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2015 Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir.  In 2016 she launched her own wine label called Lone Eagle

Dawn's unique combination of experience, professionalism, and
charm brings many new visitors to the winery and ensures every guest leaves
a friend.





Vineyard Manager - Bill Munk

Since 1995, Bill Munk our Vineyard Manager, has been managing and nurturing the vines on our estate vineyard. Having Bill oversee our vineyards has resulted in the beautiful fruit that makes our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years, Bill’s leadership has lead us to a solid, well-deserved reputation for producing a consistently powerful collection of wines. This tradition of eminently drinkable yet complex Cabernet Sauvignon continues today.




September 30 - October 10, 2017

Montreal to New York
Oceania Cruises' Insignia

Mark it on your calendars and in your mobile devices! You are invited to join Bob/Armando Williamson, proprietor of Ideology Cellars and his wife Joni for an unforgettable fall foliage cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Insignia for an 10-day adventure from Montreal to New York! 


Shipping wine during hot weather can spell disaster for wine.  Ideology Cellars prefers and recommends not shipping wines during the months of June – September.  However, if you really can’t wait for cooler weather, we can arrange overnight or 2-day air.  In the case of extreme hot temperatures, shipments may be delayed to protect your wine.