Will is the owner and co-winemaker at LUMEN, a small-production winery in Santa Maria, where he works alongside winemaking legend Lane Tanner. Will’s winemaking career began in Margaret River, Australia in 1989, working as a cellar rat at Leeuwin Estate and surfing as much as humanly possible. He left the wine business for a stint in the 90’s and 00’s and worked as a freelance journalist and photographer, also founding the ocean conservation organization Save The Waves Coalition, before returning to his father’s company, The Henry Wine Group, in 2009. He left Henry Wine Group in 2012 to produce LUMEN’s first vintage with Tanner. He founded Pico Restaurant in 2016 with his wife, Kali, and created an award-winning wine list and craft cocktail program.
Kali is the founder and co-owner of three wine bars and two restaurants in North Lake Tahoe: Uncorked, Petra, and Soupa. Raised in the Boston area, she followed the snow to Tahoe in the early 2000’s, where she founded her businesses and ran them in between powder days. In 2016 she decided to relocate to her new husband’s home town, where she and Will combined their talents to open Pico. Kali also founded the Los Alamos Business Association and serves as its current President.