A lifetime of wine-making grants Alex Villicana of the Re:Find Distillery of Paso Robles, CA a unique perspective on making craft spirits. He never intended to make gins, vodkas, or whiskeys. Rather, his pursuit to reduce the waste from his winery led him to a whole new avenue for pursuing his passion of crafting the best libations in California. As a winemaker for over 20 years, he followed traditional methods to produce some of the finest wines on the Central Coast. This method meant pouring up to half of his starting juice down the drain. His suppliers certainly weren't charging him less for what he poured out. Tired of letting money float away, Alex decided to distill this excess and start the Re:Find Distillery. He now brings his taste-making and blending expertise to the world of craft spirits. The gins, vodkas, and other spirits the Distillery produces prove that, for Re:Find, making fine wine and fine spirits have much in common. Read the full profile here.