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Meet all of the
Stardust Team

Created by trailblazers, ignited by the passion of starry-eyed wine and food professionals.
Megan Gunderson

Megan Gunderson

Megan Gunderson began her wine career as an intern at Robert Mondavi Winery in 2001, before becoming the Laboratory Manager at St. Supery Vineyards. Moving to Dominus Estates in Rutherford, she was mentored by Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet, honing her winemaking skills. Megan served as winemaker for WALT Wines’ highly regarded Burgundy varietals while crafting Stardust with former Hall winemaker Steve Leveque. Today, Megan serves as Director of Winemaking for Hall Wines in St. Helena where she creates high scoring (like, 100-points high), award-winning wines that please the senses.

Mario Bazán

Vineyard Manager
Mario Bazán has gained respect and admiration from both the winegrowing and winemaking community in the Napa Valley. After working for Joseph Phelps and other prestigious wineries, he joined Robert Mondavi Winery in 1979. With his diligent work ethic fueling his thirst for knowledge in the vineyard, Mario advanced through the ranks and was ultimately placed in charge of such iconic vineyards as Opus One and Beckstoffer To-Kalon. He remained at Robert Mondavi for sixteen years until moving on to the historic Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in 1995. There he further developed his skills while working with Warren Winiarski, Michael Silacci and Julia Winiarski. In 1997 Mario Bazán Vineyard Management was launched. Mario continues to farm several hundred vineyard acres from Napa to Calistoga including the valley floor, foothills, and steep mountain ranges.

Michael Dellar

Michael Dellar learned to cook at his mother’s knee. He has been a restauranter for some 45 years, creating over 100 restaurants individually and with client accounts. His personal ownership of restaurants started in 1989 with the opening of The Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California, and San Francisco's One Market Restaurant in 1993, both with chef Bradley Ogden. The Lark Creek Restaurant Group grew to a 15-restaurant, $50,000,000 fine-dining company earning Michelin Stars, James Beard Awards, and numerous wine list accolades.


Mort Friedkin

Morton Friedkin was Michael’s first investment partner in his personal dining exploits after they met as members of the Board of Directors of the Oakland Symphony. Mort’s real estate business saw him develop a multitude of premier properties, including some very fine restaurants. A food and wine aficionado with a most impressive cellar, his dream and Michael's coalesced when they set foot on the Napa Valley hillside that would become D&F Vineyard and give birth to Stardust.