Allan Christian Korth
(1924-2014)
Ethel Hellene Freeman
(1922-2000)
Dean Allan James De Korth
(1953-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Debra A. Flores
2. Audrey Ann Grande

Dean Allan James De Korth 1 4

  • Born: Aug 1953, Capitola, Santa Cruz, CA, USA 5
  • Marriage (1): Debra A. Flores on 22 Jul 1979 in , Santa Cruz, CA 1
  • Marriage (2): Audrey Ann Grande on 26 Aug 1983 in Monterey, Monterey, CA 2 3

   Another name for Dean is Dean Allen Jones Korth.2 3 4 6 7

   FamilySearch ID: GNH5-Q72.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Name: His birth name was Dean Allen James Korth, in Aug 1953, in , Santa Cruz, CA. 4

2. Newspaper: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Dean Korth's Band, 26 Aug 1971, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. 8 (photo of band)
The "Feel Machine," a local group, will provide the music Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the civic auditorium at a dance sponsored by the Soquel Parents and Patrons Club for the benefit of speech and debate activities at Soquel High School. Members of the band are, from left, Dean Korth, Steve Callaway, Dan Bernard, Marty Korth and Carmen Grillo.

3. Newspaper: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Marriage Licenses: Dean Korth and Debra Flores, both of Santa Cruz., 13 Jul 1979, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. 9

4. Newspaper: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Marriage Licenses: Dean Allan Jones DeKorth and Audrey Ann Grande, both of Santa Cruz., 9 Sep 1983, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. 2

5. Residence: on 9 Sep 1983 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. 2

6. Newspaper: Santa Cruz Sentinel: Dean Allan James Korth Changes His Name, 23 Mar 1984, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. 4 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME No. 88408 Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Cruz. In the Matter of the Application of DEAN ALLAN JAMES KORTH. Whereas, the petition of DEAN ALLAN JAMES KORTH has been filed with the clerk of this court for an order changing Petitioner's name from DEAN ALLAN JAMES KORTH to DEAN ALLAN JAMES DE KORTH. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all persons interested in said matter appear before this court at 8:30 a m. on April 1, 1984, in the courtroom of Dept. II, to $how cause why this application for change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this order to show cause be published once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of said hearing in Santa Cruz Sentinel, a newspaper of general circulation printed in the County of Santa Cruz.
DATED: February 28, 1984
DONALD O. MAY Judge of the Superior Court By: LYNN WIGTON, Deputy DEAN ALLAN JAMES KORTH 1465-38th Avenue Santa Cruz. California (408 ) 475-3024
In Propria Persona March 2, 9, 16, 23 (435).

7. Residence: Lobos St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Dean and Audrey Dekorth, $344,000 on 30 Jul 1998 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, CA, USA. 10

8. Residence: 1 Little Creek Rd., Soquel, CA in 2015 in Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. 5

9. Occupation: Winemaker, Bernardus Winery in 2022 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, CA, USA. 11 Dean DeKorth
French-style wines have emerged in Carmel Valley. A passionate viticulturalist, enologist, craftsman and artist, Dean De Korth is ideally suited to continue Ben Pon's philosophy of implementing Old World winemaking techniques in our New World setting. You won't hear Dean describe wines in terms of numbers; rather he strives for something well beyond chemistry. His goal is to create wines that express the noblest expression of each vineyard and each varietal; wines that balance finesse and elegance with focus and power.

De Korth, a native of the Monterey Bay area, moved to France in the 1980's where he first earned a degree in French language studies at the Université de Nantes before pursuing his Enology and Viticulture degrees at the Lycée Viti-Vinicole in Beaune and the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. He then spent four years working for the celebrated wineries of Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet and Domaine des Comtes Lafon, before working for three years as cellarmaster for Domaine Pierre Morey in Meursault.

In the 1990's, Dean returned to the Monterey Bay area where he worked as winemaker for several of the Central Coast's most prestigious wineries, including Morgan, David Bruce and Talbott. Then in 2005, De Korth began his collaboration with Ben Pon at Bernardus which was immediately rewarded with their 2005 Sauvignon Blanc being declared the best in America by the Wall Street Journal.

The opportunity to work with Ben and the very best vineyards and vineyard growers (including our own Matt Shea) in Arroyo Seco, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Carmel Valley, is the culmination of his career: "I feel that my years of hard work and dedication have brought me to this place, to share in Ben Pon's dream of creating some of the world's best wines in this most beautiful place on Earth."

10. Occupation: Winemaker, Bernardus Winery in 2022 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, CA, USA. 12 Q How did you get into wine?
A I was bitten by the wine bug as a child during family trips to Napa and Sonoma.
Q How did you get involved with the Santa Lucia Highlands?
A After moving to France where I spent a decade learning the language, attending Lycee and University and working for wineries in Burgundy, I returned to the Monterey Bay Area and was eventually hired at Morgan Winery, Talbott, David Bruce and finally, Bernardus.
Q What do you love most about the Santa Lucia Highlands?
A I feel the style and quality of our grapes, along with the extraordinary beauty of our area is unequaled anywhere!
Q What do you do when you're not working?
A Play the guitar and ride my motorcycle.
Q What is your favorite pairing with wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands?
A I love Chardonnay with seafood or by itself and Pinot Noir with just about everything!
Q What music do you listen to during harvest?
A I let my crew pick the music, so we hear a WIDE variety of music during crush.
Q Do you remember wine being a part of your family's life as a child?
A I am from Capitola, California, so I have memories of Bargetto's (Soquel) wines when I was young (don't ask how young!).


Dean married Debra A. Flores on 22 Jul 1979 in , Santa Cruz, CA.1 (Debra A. Flores was born about 1952.)


Dean next married Audrey Ann Grande, daughter of Raymond Marion Grande and Marilyn Lorene Beher, on 26 Aug 1983 in Monterey, Monterey, CA.2 3 (Audrey Ann Grande was born on 8 Jan 1957 in , , CA 13.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, Dean A. Korth m. Debra A. Flores, 22 Jul 1979, Santa Cruz County, CA.

2 Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 9 Sep 1983, page 12. Marriage Licenses.

3 FamilySearch.org, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6D6-ZJT Dean A Dekorth and Audrey A Grande, 26 Aug 1983.

4 Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 23 Mar 1984, page 44. Dean Allen James Korth Legally Changed Name to Dean Allen James De Korth.

5 Ancestry.com, U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019, Dean DeKorth, b. Aug 1953.

6 Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 10 Aug 2000, page 10. Obituary of Ethel H. Korth.

7 Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA), 31 May 2014, page B5. Obituary of Allen Christian Korth.

8 Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 26 Aug 1971, page 23.

9 Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 13 Jul 1979, page 49.

10 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 30 Jul 1998, page 20.

11 "Bernardus Winery" (https://www.bernardus.com/).

12 "Santa Lucia Highlands" (https://www.santaluciahighlands.com/), https://www.santaluciahighlands.com/vintner/dean-de-korth/.

13 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records, 1970-2009, Audrey A. Dekorth, b. 8 Jan 1957, residence 1998 to 2008 Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA.



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