Pete Richmond


Silverado Farming Company

Born and raised in Northern California, Pete graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. His first job at Bien Nacido Vineyards on the Central Coast sparked his lifelong love of grape growing and farming. After moving to Napa Valley, he worked in vineyard management for Stag’s Leap Winery, Atlas Peak Winery, and Kendall Jackson, before striking out on his own.

In 2001, Pete founded Silverado Farming Company, which he owns and operates. Quietly, he has implemented a “1% for the Community” program that donates 1 percent of Silverado Farming’s gross profits to fund initiatives supporting at-risk youth and agricultural workers.

Pete is on the boards of Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, Ag for Youth, and OLE Health Operation and Foundation. He also serves on the advisory board for Teen’s Connect and is a past board member for Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Napa County Housing Commission, and Napa Valley Community Housing.

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