Proprietor/General Manager
The grandson of New York real estate mogul Sam Kiamie, Greg Johnson first became interested in wine while in college. In fact, he was so interested that he left school and worked in a New York wine shop full-time. He immersed himself in the world of wine, refined his palate, and learned all he could about retail sales. His family eventually convinced him to join the family business in Manhattan, but he continued to work in the wine shop on the weekends.

After a few years, Greg realized that the wine business was truly his passion, and began formulating a plan to move to California and start his own winery. He convinced his business associate and good friend Aram Deirmenjian to join him, and they were off.

They discovered Paso Robles after ruling out Napa Valley and Mendocino, and Greg took up a job driving grapes from Paso Robles up to Napa for VitaLuce. He met Steve Glossner at Halter Ranch while picking up grapes, and they spent hours together discussing wine and the business in general.

Greg is now applying both his wine knowledge and practical experience, making Kiamie Wine Cellars a reality.