About Our Attorneys
Santa Rosa Office
90 South E Street, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
John A. Holdredge
John Holdredge is a shareholder, having joined the firm in 1992, and becoming a shareholder in 1996. A significant portion of John’s practice involves the wine industry. He serves as general counsel to a large number of wineries (including serving as local counsel for foreign brands). He also represents many ancillary aspects of the industry, including vineyard owners/winegrowers, vineyard management companies, winery equipment suppliers and other companies related to the wine industry. This work involves many differing aspects of the law, including a wide variety of real estate matters- both including transactional work (acquisitions) as well as a very wide range of litigation matters.
Aside from this John handles a wide range of non-winery legal matters, including other aspects of agricultural law (including the dairy and produce industries), assisting real estate brokers, sellers and purchasers, and helping small businesses in many ways, including business formation, and general day to day matters which arise. He began his career doing personal injury work, and still enjoys a challenging case of this nature, as well as trust and estate litigation. John has also served as a private mediator, and enjoys assisting parties to resolve disputes.
In addition to his law practice, John is the co-owner and winemaker at Holdredge Wines, where, with his wife and business partner Carri Holdredge, he produces some 2,000 cases of Pinot Noir each year. They currently utilize grapes from some fifteen (15) different vineyards, and release 8 or more different wines each year.
John lives in Healdsburg, and in his “spare time” he has coached youth sports teams, is involved with local fundraising, and somehow finds time to indulge his love for travel, and to spend time with his wife, and two children.
Professional Affiliations and Admissions
Member, State Bar of California
Member, Sonoma County Bar Association
Director/Past President Russian River Valley Winegrowers
Past Director/Chairman Russian River Pinot Forum
Co-Founder California Wine Lawyers Association
Empire College School of Law- JD 1990 (Valedictorian)