Doug was instrumental in the creation of the New Ag School, because he saw the need to educate future generations in the importance of agri-business. Doug has been a winemaker for more than three decades and a winery owner for more than 18 years. Doug was employed in the wine cellar at Buena Vista Winery in the Carneros District of California. Over the ten years of his employment, Doug had a chance to work with many fine winemakers including the legendary Andre Tchelicheff. He continued his education in both enology and viticulture at U.C. Davis and Santa Rosa Junior College. Doug was becoming an accomplished home winemaker while he continued to work and learn as a professional. After returning to the East Coast, Doug served as winemaker for Loudoun’s Tarara and Windham (now Doukenie) wineries. He then opened Fabbioli Cellars, with his wife Colleen, in 2000. The 6-acre vineyard is known for its award-winning red wines.