After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1998, Justin embarked upon a brief career in commercial real estate before realizing that his love of wine had become an obsession. He quickly immersed himself in the wine business, working in every position from cellar rat to sales manager, at Miner Family Winery, Saddleback Cellars, Venge Vineyards, and Seavey Vineyard, before cofounding Stephens Family Wines. He ran D. R. Stephens Estate while launching his own label, HUNNICUTT, in the early 2000s. COLLATERAL represents the culmination of Justin’s creative exploration as a vintner.