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Up and Coming Winemakers

Andrew Hutchings Long Beach

By Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, CaliforniaPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

One of the most satisfying things about being a wine lover is discovering a new producer. Doing so helps you identify a new region and find a great bottle to add to your collection. The only thing better is doing it while the prices are still high.

The most dedicated individuals in the industry are wine shop owners. They put in a lot of time and effort to find the best possible bottles. A winemaker’s reputation is built on their ability to be inquisitive and acquisitive, which is very important to customers.

Rob Harrison, Fluent Wine Company

Rob Harrison’s path to Fluent began with Bill Harlan, who was responsible for leading an elite team that worked with some of the most prominent individuals in the industry. Despite the abundance of premium and First Growth wines from the Napa Valley, he could still showcase his wines at many of these dinners. One particular bottle that changed his life was a 1993 Chteau Haut-Brion Blanc. Harrison said this wine was so good that it overshadowed the vaunted reds that night.

Michael Brughelli, Brvghelli Wines

After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a double major in agricultural and wine production, Brughelli worked in various regions worldwide. After returning to California’s Central Coast, he focused his attention on the Santa Maria Valley. He was able to develop a passion for farming techniques that were designed to elevate the quality of the wine. Among his favorite sites was the Bien Nacido Vineyard, where he worked with some of the industry’s most prominent individuals, such as Chanin and Qua Non.

Suzanne Deal Booth, Bella Oaks

The Bella Oaks Vineyard, first planted in 1973 by Belle Rhodes and Barney Rhodes, was an exciting rumor in the wine industry. After news of the purchase was announced, a collective sigh of relief was brought to the people of the Valley when Suzanne Deal Booth purchased the property. According to Williams, the community was excited to see the property continue to be honored.


Andrew Hutchings, of Long Beach, California, has several passions in life. As a real estate tycoon, he has made a successful name for himself over the course of his 40-year career. Andrew is known for his astounding home renovations, but he isn’t interested in flipping his restored properties, unlike many competitors. He can sit back, relax, and cherry-pick whichever property catches his eye at this point in his career. One of Andrew’s greatest joys is to take a diamond in the rough and make it shine.

Andrew Hutchings has been a diligent, hard worker his entire life. His parents instilled a strong work ethic in him, and he went straight to work directly after graduating high school. Andrew spent nearly a decade working for Century 21, learning the ropes of the real estate trade. Never one to sit idly by, Andrew simultaneously earned his undergraduate degree from Long Beach State University. Andrew received a degree in Business Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. This propelled him towards his next adventure, showcasing his talent. At the age of 22, Andrew had his broker’s license, and a mere four years later, he opened his own office and never looked back.

While his time spent in a brick-and-mortar location was highly lucrative, Andrew Hutchings decided that he wanted to continue owning his own business but move it to his home office. Andrew truly believes that being your own boss can be the most incredible job in the world, with enough effort. Not only does he get to pick his own hours, but the world of real estate allows Andrew to enjoy one of his other favorite things – people. His industry is a very sociable one, and Andrew thrives in that environment. He often considers his clients to be as close as his friends.


About the Creator

Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, California

Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is a well-known real estate professional with forty years of experience in his field. Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is known for his astounding home renovations.

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