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Cinder had the good fortune of recruiting Rick Sugiura from Central Valley in 2012. He brings over 20 years of wine industry experience from some of the largest producers in California. He is an elusive, all-knowing force that ensures the success of our operation… all while rocking a Batman shirt and being one of the kindest humans on the planet!

What do you do at Cinder?

Cellar Master stuff…

What is your favorite part of working in the Idaho wine industry?

Working with people passionate about making high quality wines.

What wine would you bring with you to a desert island?

Cinder’s Small Lot Series Ville de Jardin


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Super Strength

What is your theme song?

“Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

If you had another profession, what would it be?

Race car driver!

In a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?

SAMURAI SWORD. And the full suit of armor.


What is the thing you love most about Boise?

How sincerely friendly the people are, and the abundance of outdoor activities!