Paul Manuel started working for the family construction company while he was just in junior high and stayed with it for 30 years, working his way from laborer, to project foreman, to controller where he managed over $98 million in total sales. Paul Manuel is very familiar with the hard work and passion it takes to grow grapes and make wine. When he started the winery in 2008, he and his wife Kellye had already spent the last twenty years caring for the vineyard they had started after a devastating forest fire nearly destroyed his family’ss homeland in the Sierra Foothills. The family worked tirelessly then, planting grapes to create one of Nevada County’ss first commercial vineyards. Paul sold the exceptional, organically grown fruit to Fetzer Vineyards until 2008, when he acquired a 10-acre olive mill property in Lake County from the monks of Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery, and built a 10,000-square-foot winery. To honor his family’ss strong work ethic and endless determination, he chose the name Chacewater after his ancestors’s town of origin, Chacewater, England. The winemaker is Mark Burch.