David Baird

David Baird is a skilled and talented winemaker who has devoted years to perfecting his craft in the vineyards of California’s Central Coast. He holds a winemaking degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has gained extensive experience by working at various locations across the Central Coast, honing his skills and expertise to an exceptional level.

In 2015, David became a part of Folktale Winery, which was still in its early days and needed a unique identity centered around producing high-quality, terroir-driven wines. David’s creativity played a critical role in shaping the winery’s approach to winemaking.

At Folktale Winery, David has embraced and applied old-world techniques such as whole cluster fermentation, lower sugar/higher acid grapes, and native fermentations. These techniques have resulted in a fresh and innovative approach to winemaking that sets Folktale Winery apart from others in the region.

The winery’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation has paid off in spades, as they have received numerous awards and accolades for our exceptional wines. David’s contribution to the winemaking process is invaluable, as his expertise and creativity have helped establish Folktale Winery and its wines as a force to be reckoned with in the industry.