Opus One Appoints Executive Chef

Opus One Winery CEO, Christopher Lynch, and Vice President of Communications and Guest Relations, Christopher Barefoot, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Scott as the Executive Chef. Ms. Scott will be responsible for the entire culinary program at Opus One in a manner that reflects the spirit and uncompromising hospitality of our founders.

Mr. Barefoot said, “I have had the pleasure of enjoying the absolutely stellar quality of her cuisine over the years and I respect her profound sensitivity to crafting the perfect pairing to compliment, and most importantly showcase, the wines on the table.”

Ms. Scott is a culinary leader and influencer in the Napa Valley, in addition to being an accomplished writer. She led the opening of the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Center in Costa Mesa, CA, and later moved back up to Napa Valley to take on the role of Senior Executive Chef at Robert Mondavi Winery. Over the years, Ms. Scott has had the great fortune to work with some of the biggest names in the culinary world including Pierre Gagnaire, Paul Bocuse, Alice Waters and many others. Most recently, she operated her own catering business and started “Comfort Food To-Go” during the pandemic, preparing meals weekly for over 400 customers.

Said Ms. Scott, “I am thrilled to be joining Opus One as Executive Chef and to join with the Guest Relations team in creating a world-class culinary program to showcase the exceptional wines and hospitality that Opus One is known for around the world. I look forward to working with this dedicated and passionate team in crafting an unparalleled Opus One wine and food experience. It’s been a long-held dream and I couldn’t be happier.”

Created in 1978 by the legendary Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, the iconic champion of Napa Valley in California, Opus One remains committed to realizing our founders’ dream – bringing to life one unique wine that expresses time and place, which embodies the personality and character of our founders. Opus One produces a Bordeaux style blend based on cabernet sauvignon grown in our estate vineyards in Oakville, California. Currently distributed in all 50 states and in 90 countries around the world, Opus One is now a joint-venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. and Constellation Brands.