Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick certainly exemplifies the “southern” gentleman. After graduating from The University of Mississippi (BBA ’01), he took a break to travel the world and ended the summer of ’02 in Carmel, California. It was there where, un-expectedly, his next journey took flight ... his journey in wine. While working at his day job at The Cheese Shop in Carmel, he also started his own handcrafted, garage-brand Krutz Family Cellars. While never ‘formally’ trained in oenology i.e. the classroom, he has been honing and fine-tuning his trade as each vintage passes since 2003.
After meeting his wife, Rebecca, in Napa Valley in 2007, they married and currently live in Novato, CA. They have two sons Tripp Morris and Patrick, and daughter Ellie. Patrick is always eager and willing to talk wine shop or watch any Ole Miss sporting event with anyone interested.