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Our Team


Bill Leigon- President

Bill Leigon has been active in the wine industry for over 49 years. Prior to his role as President of Maxville Winery he was the founder of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, creating the highly awarded “Double Lariat” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the Reata, Light Horse and Whiplash brands.

Leigon became President of Smith and Hook Winery/Hahn Estates in January 2001. Under his guidance Hahn Family Wines was transformed into one of the premier Pinot Noir producers in the Santa Lucia Highlands. In 2002, Leigon created the groundbreaking HRM Rex Goliath! wines, which were successfully sold to Constellation Brands in 2005. Leigon then followed the success of HRM Rex Goliath! creating and launching the Cycles Gladiator brand in January of 2006. Cycles Gladiator was named by Wine Business Monthly as one of the Ten Hottest Brands in the US for both 2006 and 2008.

Mr. Leigon was co- founder and Managing Partner of The Wine Trust with J. Lohr Winery, Monticello Vineyards, and Grand Cru Winery. During his tenure as National Sales and Marketing Manager at J. Lohr, sales grew from 40,000 cases per year to over 600,000 cases per year. Several successful brands were created and launched, including the well-known Riverstone Chardonnay and Seven Oaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.

Beyond the world of wine, Bill Leigon is a community activist, vocalist, and artist. He was a founding director of the Napa Valley Repertory Theatre, has served as president of the Arts Council of Napa Valley, as well as the Napa Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and is a former board member of Napa Valley’s Music in the Vineyards.


"Colonel" Douglas Berlogar - Vice President of Hospitality & Operations

Born and raised in Napa Valley, Doug spent the last 20 years learning, honing, and sharing his love for wine, food, fun, and all things Napa Valley. His first job was for famed sparkling wine producer Domaine Chandon in Yountville. It was there that he caught the wine bug that brought him to work for Auberge du Soleil and then Dean & DeLuca, where he began doing wine pairings for nearly 80 different Napa Wineries and was featured on television shows “In Your Kitchen”  and “In Wine Country.”

Doug went on to work for the likes of Michael Chiarello, Falcor, Reynolds, and Monticello. Awarded the title of “Colonel” from the Governor of Kentucky in 2009 for his outstanding accomplishments in wine country, Doug says, “It just goes to show you, you NEVER know who you’re going to meet in this business, which is why you have to show everyone a good time. The most important thing to all of us is that our fellow oenophiles return to share in our passion and celebrate the beauty that is Napa Valley.”


Jeff Owens - Director of Winemaking

After spending 17 years with the PlumpJack Group as a consultant, winemaker Jeff Owens has launched Jeff Owens Wine Consulting.

Owens worked for PlumpJack following college as enologist and assistant winemaker and was founding head winemaker for Odette Estate.

A resident of Napa, Owens was a part of the first graduating class for wine and viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

His consulting firm offers custom winemaking services from operations to logistics including harvest decisions, vendor recommendations and budget management.



Anthony Hsu - Vintner & CEO 

Anthony Hsu has been at the helm of Maxville Winery since 2014. Anthony was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and also spent time during his early years in Taiwan, his birth country. After graduating from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Anthony spent over 30 years in international finance focused on the creation of new business ventures. He has brought this entrepreneurial mindset to Maxville, and under his guidance and vision, extensive renovations have been made to the winery and grounds, resulting in the stunning architecture and modern art of the winery's grand entrance and gardens.

It was Anthony's vision that created the Maxville name and wine portfolio. Maxville's iconic bear logo comes from Anthony's inspiration, reflecting the winery's deep connection to California's early history while capturing the power and quiet strength of Maxville's wine style. Anthony is committed to establishing the Chiles Valley AVA of Napa Valley as truly unique as well as on par with the other world class AVA's in the valley, and he has spearheaded significant changes in the Maxville Estate vineyard to better capture Chiles Valley's distinctive terroir.

On a more personal note, Anthony's passion for cooking and sharing with guests is reflected in the winery's hospitality. Fluent in three languages and two regional dialects of Chinese, Anthony loves international foods, bringing a distinct flair to Maxville's food and wine pairings.


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