Our Team

Sunlit Oaks is owned by John & Rita Grogan. As Chief Winemaker John wants to make wine that you will love and experiences you can cherish. John, former President of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Association, he believes in the growth and expansion of our region.
Our Team believes in creating an enjoyable experience so customers can relax and take pleasure in our variety of wines.  

John Grogan

 John GroganOwner / Winemaker / Grower

John is the owner, winemaker and grower for Sunlit Oaks Winery. He has spent the last 5 years making sure that he and his team produce the best grapes and wine.

Rita Grogan

Rita Grogan Owner / Finances

Rita is John's wife and the inspiration for Rita's Red Reserve. Over the years, Rita has assisted in growing the winery and business as well as she is currently busy working on her Doctoral degree in education.

Kelly Been

Kelly Been
Tasting Room Manager and Event Coordinator

Kelly has a tremendous passion for wine and enjoys spending time with customers and spreading the word about the local wine region.  


Aaron & Samanatha
Tasting Room Associates

Aaron and Samantha are our newest members of the Team! Aaron has a plethora of Wine Knowledge and Samantha is a Wine Novice.Please Join us in Welcoming them to the Sunlit Oaks Family.