THE FAMILY BEHIND TRINITAS CELLARS
THE FAMILY BEHIND TRINITAS
Latin for trinity, Trinitas represents the Holy Trinity, a central Christian concept integrated into our winery’s mission and winemaking philosophy: sun, soil, and humanity. Sun represents God who nourishes the grapes. Soil represents the co-creation with God and man on earth working together. Lastly, humanity represents our growers, winemaker and extended family—who ultimately come together to make Trinitas wines a reality to be enjoyed by all. For years, Tim Busch dreamed of owning a winery in Napa Valley and in 2002, his dream became a reality when he and his wife, Steph, founded Trinitas Cellars. Truly a family owned and run winery, Tim and Steph’s son, Garrett, and his wife, Betsy, now operate and manage Trinitas Cellars with the same passion for wine as the founders. One of Garrett and Betsy’s favorite activities is greeting and guiding guests through the family history and wines. Being a small-production winery with a wide selection, the Trinitas family loves to connect with visitors and find wines that will be loved for years to come. More often than not, people leave Trinitas Cellars feeling part of the family and future history of the winery – and they are. Trinitas Cellars is also a proud member of the Meritage Collection of properties. The Meritage Collection is a luxury hotel collection with a new, reimagined experience that offers a variety of distinctive properties in renowned destinations. With acclaimed resorts, the Meritage Collection provides a truly inspiring and matchless variety of comfort and leisure.
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.
Proprietor & 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.
Proprietor, Betsy Busch
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 licensed 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.
Kenzie Vath (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’s creativity has blossomed more in the past year. She loves making scrapbooks, art journals & capturing family memories through photo. In addition to her many hobbies of shopping, traveling and drinking Busch Bubbles, Kenzie loves to spend time with her husband Collin Vath and their two loving dogs. A mini goldendoodle named June and an aussiedoodle named Pixie. They have quite the personalities and love to visit Napa. “My favorite nights consist of family, good friends & of course a glass of our finest Trinitas wine, Cheers!"
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.