Alcantara Vineyards

Our Family

Alcantara is a family-owned, local business that began in 2004. Owner Barbara Predmore states “the rocky limestone soil and sunny climate in the Verde is very similar to the wine making regions of France and Italy and after two years of experimentation the results are everything we hoped for and then some.”

Barbara Predmore, Owner

BarbaraPredmoreBarbara Predmore with her passion for wine, art, and family, wanted to grow grapes in Arizona back in 2002, when Alcantara LLC was establish. After 3 years of careful investigation of soils, climate, and different areas, she found the perfect land at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek. A blend of three different parcels located in Yavapai County, she worked with the community to bring vineyards to Northern Arizona. Working with the other pioneers of Northern Arizona Wines (Eric Glomski, Rod Snapp, and Maynard James Keenan) to put Northern Arizona winemaking on the map.

Arizona Farm Bureau – Yavapai County Vice-President
Arizona Wine Growers Association

Bob Predmore, Owner

BobPredmoreBob Predmore is a founding partner of Alcantara Vineyard and Winery and supports wife, Barbara, and son, Brian, in business oversight and project planning for strategic operations of Alcantara. Bob has been in the advanced technology design and construction industry for over 40 years providing program and portfolio management for major technology corporations.  Bob is currently president of PPM Consulting, a partner in Nano-PM, and founding member and partner of ATDG- all serving the advanced technology industries.  Bob has been in all facets of project delivery from site acquisition, programming, project funding, commissioning and turnover to operations for major manufacturing facilities around the world.  Bob ran Intel design and construction from 2002-2009, responsible for over $2B annually in construction.  He founded PPM in 1997 and was Director of Motorola Semiconductors from 1984-1996.  Bob is a registered engineer and graduate of Cal Poly and currently teaches select courses in Program Management at ASU.  His passion for good wine and the concept of vine to wine in a sustainable business supporting the Verde Valley growth makes him a strong advisor and advocate for Alcantara Owner of PPM – Predmore Program Management

Brian Predmore, Chief Operations Officer

BrianPredmoreBrian Predmore is currently the Chief Operations Officer for Alcantara Vineyards and Winery. He has been a major part of Alcantara since it was incorporated as Alcantara LLC back in 2002. His background of 15 years in Architecture has helped in planning, designing, and projecting the future of Alcantara in the growing wine industry in Northern Arizona.  He works well with the other vineyards and wineries, and wants the wine industry in Arizona to succeed for everyone involved. He has recently moved up to Cottonwood, Arizona from Phoenix to be closer to Alcantara Vineyards, and the growing viticultural area of the Verde Valley. He wants all the Vineyard pioneers to show the rest of the world, that the Verde Valley can be the next Paso Robles, Temecula, or Napa Valley.

AWGA – Arizona Wine Growers Association – VP of Northern Arizona Region
Project Centrl – Class XXV
Arizona Farm Bureau Board Member – Yavapai County
Verde Valley Wine Consortium – Former Board Member (1/2014 – 8/2015)

Cliff Paul, Owner / Investor

Owner of Paul Koehler Associates LLC (Structural Engineering)ClifPaul

Craig Boyd, Winemaker / Vineyard Manager

CraigBoydWMCraig comes to us with a Masters Degree in Enology from U.C. Davis and a quarter of a century of winemaking experience. He has made wine in four different states – California, New York, South Dakota (no, really!), and now Arizona. In addition to his extensive winemaking expertise, he has a wealth of vineyard knowledge.

We look forward to Craig helping us take Alcantara Vineyards to the next level. In the little spare time he has, Craig enjoys cooking (very well), golfing (very poorly), and hanging out with his wife, Denise, and their three horses.

Kerry Loftus, Tasting Room / Wine Club Manager

Born and raised in Southern California then transplanted to Texas as a teenager, Kerry comes to us with 25 years in the hotel industry and outstanding customer service skills.

Kerry has been with Alcantara since 2007 and holds her basic Sommelier certification. she lives in Cottonwood with her husband Randy, 2 male Pug babies, Zeus & Apollo, a GSD named Buddy and two cats, Sid Vicious & Kittae.

When she’s not busy “wining” she’s out kayaking the Verde or hiking in the area.

Christina Hemingson, National Sales / Events Manager

Christina has travelled to many international wine regions and has a long history of success working in the wine industry in both California and Arizona. She comes to Alcantara with a passion for the industry like no other. Her sparkling personality shines forth into everything she does, turning everyday ideas into long term reality. Her expert wine knowledge and her hands-on sales management skills provide a platform for Alcantara’s growth by building long term customer relations throughout Arizona. Her love for people, energetic style and intricate attention to detail make her the perfect person to plan any event or wedding to be held on our spectacular vineyard boarding the Verde river.

Verde Valley Wine Consortium – Former Board Member (2012 – 2016)