Meet the people behind the wine
Monty & Sara Preiser
Attorney Monty Preiser and his wife Sara Preiser reside full time in Palm Beach County, Florida, and spend their summers visiting wineries and studying wines on the west coast where they have a home in Napa. The Preisers publish the world's most comprehensive guides to Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries and restaurants titled, appropriately, The Preiser Key to Napa Valley and The Preiser Key to Sonoma County, in which they write the informational and educational articles. The guides have received accolades as the best (or indispensable) from, among others, famed writer Jancis Robinson of the Financial Times, Dine Magazine, msnbc.com, cnn.com, Tom Simoneau of KSRO Radio, and Frommers.
For many years Monty and Sara were the wine columnists for The Boca Raton News, served as contributors to the South Florida Business Journal and numerous magazines, and were the principal wine writers for Sallys-Place.com, one of the Internet's largest travel sites with over 3.5 million readers. Presently they serve as wine editors and contributors to Living on the Suncoast. They are also wine judges, serving on panels on many competitions in addition to being co-founders of the American Fine Wine Competition in South Florida.
Unable to resist the wine business itself, a condition quite common to those who spend a great deal of time in Napa and Sonoma, Monty, Sara, and their partners founded shadowbox cellars.
Ira & Eydie Holz
Ira and Eydie Holz share a love and appreciation for wine with everyone involved in Shadowbox Cellars. Eydie works in interior design and enjoys travel and the arts. She is also very involved in philanthropy and has chaired and organized events and served on committees for numerous charity organizations.
Ira Holz has been a passionate collector of wines for many years. He possesses a highly developed palate and brings a wealth of knowledge about wine to Shadowbox cellars. He was a longtime member of the Chicago Board of Trade and The Chicago Board Options Exchange. He is currently an investor in a diverse group of businesses. Ira is also involved involved in philanthropy and enjoys golf, collecting art, and travel.
Justin & Stacy Preiser
Justin grew up in South Florida and with both parents being food and wine writers, there is little doubt how he was drawn to Napa After school at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he moved to the Napa Valley and began his day job - Director of Operations for The Preiser Key.
Stacy was born and raised in Rusk, a small town in east Texas, and continued on to study at Stephen F Austin University and receive a Masters from Texas Women's University.
Justin and Stacy met in December of 2008 when Stacy was visiting Napa with several friends. It did not take long before they were travelling to and from Northern California and Texas almost every weekend. And Justin knew she was the one when she called from Texas, upset with him because she could no longer pallate the wines grocery store wines she drank before they met.
Stacy moved to Napa, and works as a Speech Patholgist, and in September of 2010 they were married. They are both looking forward to doing the grunt work to getting shadowbox up running.
Jason Moore’s passion for wine led him to move to Napa from Dallas, Tx at the age of 24. He and his wife, Angelica, decided to relinquish to his passion for wine, and in doing that, sold everything they owned and moved half way across the country.
He began his own small production label, Modus Operandi which has made a big splash with us as well as having the honor of being selected to be served at a historical White House State Dinner.
Shadowbox vintners Monty & Sara met him early on in his winemaking career and have always been impressed with his creativity and drive. He joined the Shadowbox team with 2015 harvest, bringing with him great ideas on how to expand the portfolio and continued high quality production.