Sashi Moorman’s career in wine grew out of his interest in cooking and food. After graduating from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, Sashi worked in New York City and Washington, DC, cooking professionally as a line-cook and sous-chef.
In 1996, Sashi moved to Ojai, California to work a five-year apprenticeship with Adam Tolmach at The Ojai Vineyard. In 2001, Sashi joined Stolpman Vineyards, integrating the winemaking and vineyard direction under one program. Today, Sashi continues his work at Stolpman Vineyards, as well as at Sandhi, focusing on the production of estate grown and purchased grapes from Santa Barbara County.
Sashi and his wife, Melissa Sorongon, also own a small winery and bakery, where they produce small amounts of syrah from distinctive vineyards on the Central Coast and grow heirloom varieties of wheat for the production of wood-fired brick oven baked traditional breads.
Sashi and Melissa live in Lompoc, California with their 5 year old daughter, Juliet.