Rudd Oakville Estate

rudd_oscarOscar Henquet
Estate Manager

Oscar discovered his passion for the luxury hospitality industry at a very young age while working with his family’s hotel business in The Netherlands. Fluent in English, Dutch, French and German, Oscar received a degree in Hotel Management from Masstricht School of Hotel Management, founded by his grandfather. Upon graduation, Oscar pursued various positions abroad, gaining further experience working at esteemed properties in Belgium, France, Israel, and China, but it was a trip to New York in 1997 that set his future course. After relocating to the United States, Oscar’s career climbed to a new level as he climbed the ranks in restaurants and hotels in New York before joining the team at Rudd. 

Oscar’s big city energy, attention to detail and personal touch continues to create everlasting memories for both patrons and staff alike at Rudd Oakville Estate. 

Frederick Ammons

A rising star in the wine industry, Frederick Ammons brings 15 years of experience to Rudd Oakville Estate. He previously served as winemaker for The Napa Valley Reserve, where he joined the team as their first winemaker in 2004. Formerly, he held positions at Seavey Vineyard, Plumpjack Winery, and Opus One Winery.

A fifth-generation Coloradoan raised on a farm, Frederick first became interested in wine during his undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Colorado. Upon graduation, he enrolled in the University of Bordeaux, where he became the sixth American to complete the competitive Diplôme National d’Enologue from the prestigious Faculté d’Enologie. During the four years he lived in the region, Frederick worked at various chateaux, including Château Boutisse and Château Pape Clément, and studied the influences of seasonal variations on vintage and terroir. 

“Rudd Oakville Estate has always stood out to me as one of the greatest vineyard terroirs I’ve seen,” said Frederick. “During my first experience working in Napa Valley, I noticed the red, rocky soils at Rudd Oakville Estate and imagined the great wine this site had the potential to produce. Twelve years later, I’m fortunate to work daily with this great terroir towards continuous improvement and realizing that potential with each new vintage.”