dustin fults

proprietor

 

Dustin Fults is the Proprietor of Fults Family Vineyards. What began as a vision over a few bottles of wine with his father, Kendall Fults, has culminated into this dream turned reality we are proud to call Fults Family Vineyards. 

Before he found residence in Lake County, or “God’s Country” as he likes to call it, Dustin lived in Los Angeles, where he studied at California State University, Northridge.  He holds a BA in History with an emphasis on Political Science.  During his college years, he earned money by working as a server/bartender at various fine dining establishments.  It was during this time that he began to develop his knack for hospitality.

In 2005, Dustin moved to Northern California and started to explore the wine and food scenes of Lake County, Napa County and San Francisco wineries and restaurants.  He discovered a natural ability to pair certain wines with different types of food and began working at Guenoc Winery.  After a few years in the tasting room, he decided to explore the vineyard side of the industry and took a position as a sales consultant for a grapevine nursery while simultaneously taking a few courses in viticulture at Napa Valley College.  He then went on to work at a family-owned and operated winery in Napa Valley.  After a couple vintages, Dustin returned to Langtry Estate and Vineyards (home of Guenoc wines) where he served as Hospitality Director for the 23,000 acre estate.  Dustin currently works with the distributor Classic Wines of California as a territory sales representative for both Lake and Mendocino Counties. 

The construction on Fults Family Vineyards’ tasting room was completed in the summer of 2014 and opened Labor Day weekend of the same year.  The official Grand Opening ceremony commenced on March 21, 2015.  You can find Dustin and his father Kendall in the tasting room most weekends along with their family.  Wives: Thanh and Allison, as well as their "Little One's":  Lola Thu & Kenlee Blake, and dogs: Luke and Foxy!