Meet the team.

To make great wine cellars, you need a great group of people. Multi-talented and from a myriad of backgrounds, our wine cellar specialists have been handpicked so that we can offer a truly unique end-to-end custom wine cellar experience.

Aaron Doran
Vice President / Arizona

Aaron Doran is a seasoned construction and design professional and the Vice President of Heritage Vine Inc. Born and raised in Arizona, Aaron's passion for construction runs deep in his veins. He brings to the wine cellar industry a wealth of experience in design and construction, both professional and voluntary, as well as a unique perspective on innovation.Over the last decade, Aaron has spent time in and alongside each position within the company, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the wine cellar industry. His collaborations with some of the most notable names in property development, architects, interior design, and restaurant/hospitality have led to award-winning projects with international acclaim.Aaron's expertise lies in developing inventive solutions to wine storage challenges without compromising on aesthetics. He is renowned for his attention to detail and his ability to transform even the most complex designs into stunning and functional wine cellars.In his down time, Aaron loves to travel the world with his beautiful and patient wife, always on the lookout for new inspiration and ideas for his next project. He has a keen eye for design and a passion for discovering new trends and techniques in the wine cellar industry.As the Vice President of Heritage Vine Inc, Aaron is committed to delivering exceptional results to his clients and continuing to innovate in this exciting field. He believes that by combining his passion for construction and design with a focus on customer service, he can create exceptional wine cellars that exceed his clients' expectations.

Tel. 602.649.2115

Aaron Doran

Cristy Mayo
Territory Manager

Cristy Mayo is an accomplished Sales Territory Manager at Heritage Vine, where she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and customer service skills for over a decade. With more than 15 years of sales experience, Cristy has had the opportunity to work in various industries, including advertising and pharmaceuticals. However, her passion for construction and interior design has always been at the forefront of her career.Cristy's unique background in sales and design has enabled her to provide clients with unparalleled support in finding inspiration for their homes and bringing their ideas to life. She has built a reputation for her exceptional communication skills and attention to detail, ensuring that every project she undertakes meets the client's vision and budget.While her sales and operation support role is her passion by day, Cristy is also an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring new destinations, and embarking on thrilling adventures. When not on the road, Cristy can be found enjoying a glass of wine, planning her next design project, or indulging in her love of the outdoors.

Tel. 602.649.2260

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Jake Austad
Territory Manger

Jake is a highly skilled wine cellar designer with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. As a world-renowned expert in cellar design, Jake brings a unique perspective to each project he undertakes, leveraging his expertise as a certified Sommelier to create stunning and functional wine cellars that exceed his clients' expectations.Jake is a valuable member of the Heritage Vine team, where he has earned a reputation for his exceptional attention to detail and dedication to delivering exceptional results. He has worked with clients around the world, including some of the most prestigious wineries, restaurants, and private collectors.With a degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jake's passion for wine led him to pursue professional development opportunities in the field. He completed his California Wine Appellation Specialist certification at the San Francisco Wine School in 2014 and earned his Wine & Spirits Education Trust certification in 2013.Jake's experience and education have enabled him to create unique and innovative wine cellar designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. He works closely with clients to understand their unique needs and preferences, creating customized designs that reflect their individual tastes and preferences.In addition to his work in cellar design, Jake is an avid wine enthusiast who enjoys exploring new wines and regions. He has traveled extensively throughout the world's wine regions, learning about different cultures and winemaking techniques.Jake is committed to delivering exceptional results to his clients, and he looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the industry for years to come. Whether you're a winery, restaurant, or private collector, Jake has the skills and expertise to create a wine cellar design that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Tel. 602.830.5767

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John Welch
Territory Manager - Northern California

Boasting over two decades of experience in the wine cellar industry, John's background as a finish carpenter and project manager equips him with the unique skills to oversee projects from conception to completion. His dedication to quality and attention to detail guarantees that clients are not just satisfied but thrilled with their finished projects.John warmly invites you to explore the company's portfolio of stunning wine cellar projects. His openness to inquiries and eagerness to engage in discussions about potential projects reflect his genuine interest in meeting the needs of wine collectors and enthusiasts alike.For those dreaming of a unique space to safeguard and display their wine collection, John Welch stands ready to transform those dreams into reality. Reach out today to embark on the journey of creating your custom wine cellar.

Tel. (650) 602-9759

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John Koziol
Territory Manager / Midwest Branch

John Koziol is a distinguished construction professional, renowned for his extensive expertise and decades of experience within the industry. His fervent passion for building and design has propelled him to master a unique and innovative approach, meticulously tailoring each project to meet the specific desires and requirements of his clients. As an integral member of the Heritage Vine team, John contributes a profound depth of knowledge and skill, elevating every endeavor he engages in. His unwavering commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail have solidified his status as a venerated figure in the construction realm.John's comprehensive background in design and build processes has been instrumental in the conception of wine cellars that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and durable. His proficiency in carpentry and fabrication allows him to realize even the most intricate designs, guaranteeing that each project adheres to the utmost standards of quality. Over the course of his illustrious career, John has personally overseen the design and construction of an array of projects, from intimate residential renovations to grandiose custom homes, in addition to undertaking significant commercial and land development initiatives.Currently, John is dedicating this chapter of his life and career to community service, honing his culinary and wine expertise, and specializing in the creation of bespoke wine cellars. His dedication to his craft and his pursuit of perfection have garnered the respect and admiration of both colleagues and clients. In his leisure time, John, alongside his wife, delights in exploring new countries, discovering unique local cuisines, and enjoying fine wines with friends. His acute attention to detail and pursuit of perfection ensure that he consistently delivers superior results, surpassing his clients' expectations.For those seeking to either craft a new wine cellar or enhance an existing one, John's unparalleled experience and background promise a project that is not only successful but also provides years of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Tel. 612.444.3394

John Koziol

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