Dec 30, 2021
Brad Warner is the Founder and Co-owner of Rutherford Equipment Rental, a business that provides production equipment for commercial wineries, breweries, and beverage producers in Northern California. He is the Owner of Warner Winery Consulting, North Bay Air Purification, and Leto Cellars, Inc. He began his enduring career working at the Charles Krug Winery. He served as the Vice President of Production and then Director of Property and Facilities at the Robert Mondavi Winery. Before creating his own winery equipment rental company, Brad became the Winemaker and Director of Operations at Sawyer Cellars and then Winemaker and General Manager at Foley Johnson Winery.
Lisa Warner is the Co-owner and Director of Operations at Rutherford Equipment Rental and Co-founder and Vintner at Leto Cellars, Inc. She has over three decades of experience working in winery production and is the Co-Owner of Warner Winery Consulting and North Bay Air Purification. Her career began as the Facilities Coordinator and Purchaser for Robert Mondavi Winery. She previously worked as the Production Buyer for Diageo, Procurement and Brand Manager for Hambrecht Vineyards and Winery, and National Accounts Director for Hahn Family Wines.
How do you overcome the challenges of beverage production? Are you wondering how your small or large company will reach its full potential?
When producing wine, it is essential to consider all aspects — and Brad and Lisa Warner created a solution by providing portable small tank operations to aid in small batch productions. Brad and Lisa bring passion and empathy to the industry to figure out the best solution to your wine-making needs.
On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Hendricks sits down with Brad and Lisa Warner, Owners of Rutherford Equipment Rental, to discuss what makes them different in the specialty-equipment rental beverage industry. They discuss cultivating an authentic and trustworthy business, building a strong connection with consumers, and the importance of barrel filtration education.