Keegan Mayo is an accomplished winemaker with a deep-rooted passion for winemaking. His extensive experience in the wine industry began early in his career when he worked for a few summers at Split Rail Vineyard in Corralitos. Later, he graduated with a B.S. in the Viticulture and Enology Program from UC Davis in 2008 and gained invaluable experience working as a cellar hand and grape sampler with Mumm in Napa, and as a vintage cellar hand with Church Road Winery in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Keegan’s passion for producing high-quality wines led him to a nearly nine-year tenure with Testarossa Winery, where he rose to the position of Assistant Winemaker. He has a strong background in high-end California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and is skilled in working with all the fruit that the Santa Cruz Mountains have to offer. After joining Bargetto Winery in 2017 as the Assistant Winemaker, Keegan was later promoted to the position of Lead Winemaker, where he continues to make significant contributions to the production of exceptional wines.
Keegan’s mastery of winemaking is evidenced by his consistent production of award-winning wines, both at Bargetto Winery and through his self-owned label. His wines have received high praise, including an impressive 96 point score from Wine Enthusiast. Many of the wines he produces for Bargetto regularly score 90 points or higher and have been recognized with gold and double-gold awards. Keegan’s unyielding commitment to quality and his unwavering passion for winemaking make him an invaluable asset to the wine industry, and a true master of his craft. During his free time, Keegan enjoys surfing, rock climbing, traveling, music and raising his son.