A native Californian, Blake Kuhn graduated in 1995 from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in biology and environmental sciences. He subsequently spent three years traveling the world as a field biologist, studying insects, parasites and wolves. Returning to Santa Barbara in 1997, Blake worked on an abalone farm and took a second job as a waiter at Citronelle restaurant, where his interest in wine was stoked. He ended up as manager and wine steward at Citronelle.While he immersed himself in the South Coast wine scene, he also began taking viticulture and enology classes at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, and in 2000 moved to Davis to further his wine education at UC Davis. Today, he works for the Middleton family, those traditions and deep passion for agricultural businesses go back more than four generations. Kuhn is Winemaker for Clayhouse and Adobe Wines… all hand-crafted in a refined, elegant style that reflects the unique character of Paso Robles.