Lore Olds is the owner and winemaker of Sky Vineyards. Lore grew up in Berkeley and spent his summers working on the family farm in Missouri. He first worked in the wine industry in 1971 at a small winery in Oregon where he took over operations for a six-month period. He then moved to the Napa Valley, found a piece of property on the top of Mt. Veeder, cleared the land, planted grapes and started Sky. While working at Beaulieu Vineyards and Mayacamas, Lore built Sky into a sustainable small winery. Lore is also the artist behind Sky Vineyards. In addition to production of the wine, he creates a new label every year with original artwork. Lore approaches both the labels and the winemaking itself with an artistic passion and aesthetic. Living a secluded life on the top of Mt. Veeder, Lore produces primarily zinfandel from his 14-acre vineyard. He is initiating a syrah project that will be brought into fruition over the next few years.