Patrick became a part of Robert John Vineyards in 2010. Patrick started his career in the restaurant business in 1996. While honeymooning in Napa Valley, he had an epiphany and gained the a spiritual journey to seek out the perfect fermentation. Patrick departed the restaurant scene and went to receive his degree in enology and viticulture at U.C. Davis. After his schooling, Patrick expanded his wine making experience by over seeing the wine product for Verismo, Keller Estate, Petroni and Pezzi King.