As an owner, in partnership with her father, April brings her wealth of talents, knowledge and vision to Sonoma County, and exemplifies the growing passion of her generation for California wines. The Ektimo Green Valley Estate was carefully chosen to reflect the values and commitment to the belief that this is home to some of the finest wines in the world. She has laid the foundations for an Estate to compete with the best, with a vision for the future that will lead Ektimo Wines to the next level.
A true pioneer, her quest for excellence is showcased by her efforts to create wines of character, style, sophistication and elegance to be enjoyed with abandon. Graduating through ongoing studies with "The Wine & Spirit Education Trust", April realizes that great wine is a destination best appreciated by making the most of the journey. The customer experience at Ektimo reflects the unpretentious style, with the focus placing fine wines in the spotlight.
Her entrepreneurial spirit landed her on the Michelin guide by creating a food & wine experience in Beijing that is second to none. There are plans for an unparalleled "California Wine Experience" in China with Ektimo Wines at center stage.
The Xie family are on the leading edge of the growing passion for California wines in China, and are on the forefront of introducing a thirsty audience to the magnificence that boutique, family owned California wineries have to offer. They are uniquely positioned to share their passion by bringing a taste of rural Sonoma County to the big city and beyond.