Meet The Family Behind The Best Napa Valley Wines

Trinitas Founders, Tim & Steph Busch

Born in Michigan, Tim relocated to sunny Southern California where he met his wife, Steph. Married in 1985, they have two children, Garrett and Mackenzie. Tim is a co-founder of the Magis Institute, which sponsors a host of spiritual endeavors including retreats, ethics training, and wealth stewardship forums. Additionally, he serves on Boards for The Catholic University of America, Patrons of the Vatican Arts, John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington DC and the Papal Foundation. Tim and Steph live in South Orange County and enjoy traveling, relaxing, golfing and wine. Their passion for wine led them to found Trinitas Cellars in 2002. Their love of Napa Valley wine country led them to also build the Meritage Resort and Spa, which opened in 2006 and is the perfect place to stay during your visit to their beautiful Napa vineyards.

Winemaker, Kevin Mills

Kevin Mills grew up in Oklahoma where he and his family have grown vines since 1977. After years of hard work and many "interesting" wines, he attended Grayson County College’s Viticulture and Enology program in Denison, Texas. Kevin later started the Canadian River Winery and mentored under Sean Foster, the winemaker at Peju Province Winery, for four and a half years. Kevin took the winemaker position for Trinitas Cellars in January 2007. His emphasis is to mainstream Trinitas with top tier Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals. Kevin has introduced Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, and Meritage programs to the Trinitas Portfolio.

CEO, Garrett Busch

Garrett was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Entrepreneurship and an MBA in finance. Garrett's education and his passion for wine, that was cultivated while growing up with the family winery, prepared him to join the Trinitas team in 2010. Since joining, Garrett has made many changes at the winery including revamping the Wine Society to offer more wines, exclusive wines just for the Society, and new experiences for our members. He also introduced two new labels for Trinitas: the Apprentice line and the Trinitas Family Collection line starting in 2013. He strives to make Trinitas a staple brand in the wine industry and a household name.

Corporate Retail Manager, Mackenzie Busch

Kenzie graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness. She has a passion for Holistic Medicine and continues to use her education to promote a healthy lifestyle. Kenzie joined Pacific Hospitality Group in 2012 as an Assistant Recruiter. After two years of recruiting Kenzie has now taken on a new role as the Corporate Retail Manager for PHG and Trinitas. She is very excited to be back in the retail business and is looking forward to the growth of our retail outlets. She is excited to be working more with the Trinitas Team and enjoying the fine wine. “My wine palette has changed over the years; I used to love the whites, then the sweet reds, but my new favorite is the Cabernet Sauvignon!”

June Busch, Trinitas Wine Dog

June was born and raised in sunny Southern California where she currently lives her life as the Trinitas Wine Dog. When she is not busy playing with toys and barking at squirrels, June has one of the most important jobs in the business: informing the Trinitas community about her favorite wine and secret spots on the vineyards! Her favorite activities include; greeting guests at the winery, long walks in the vineyards, pairing treats with wines, and of course, blogging to all her Trinitas fans. To hear what’s new with June please check out her latest blog posting at  Woof! 

Betsy Busch, Controller

Betsy grew up not far from Napa, in Danville, California and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and a Masters of Science in Accountancy and became a liscensed CPA. In 2013, Betsy began coordinating and managing the Trinitas online marketing efforts and social media and has since taken over the responsibilities as Controller, handling the accounting for Trinitas. Additionally, Betsy assists as a Project Manager for the next expansion of the Meritage Resort in Napa and other hotel development projects for the Meritage Collection of properties. In June 2014, Betsy officially became a "Busch" when she married Garrett in a picturesque Napa wedding at the Meritage Resort & Spa. Garrett and Betsy live near the winery in Napa and continue to enjoy running Trinitas together.