Todd William Quigley passed away at home in Sonoma CA on January 29th, 2018. He was born in Arcadia, California on February 21, 1964, attended Mammoth High School and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his father Kent William Quigley, and survived by his Mother, Anna Quigley Glover (neé Schramm) of Sonoma CA, and his sister Tracey Quigley, of Topanga CA,
Todd grew up in Mammoth Lakes, a lover of the mountains and the outdoors. He was a hiker, skier, rock climber and amateur photographer. He lived an adventurous life; loved animals, politics and had a passion for history.
After completing studies in Enology in Sonoma county Todd was employed at Owl Ridge Crush Pad, starting as a Lab Tech and then asst Winemaker under Greg LaFollette. He traveled to Lo Barca, Chile working as a Winemaker with Vina Casa Marin, where his first wine produced an International award for 2007 Best of Chile Sauvignon Blanc . Additionally he helped to develop a formula to naturally remove “smoke Taint” from wine grapes before they are crushed; a formula used by vineyards and wineries experiencing destructive taint from annual wildfires in Western states and Eastern Australia. Todd donated the formula publicly; published in Wine and Spirits.
No matter where he traveled or lived, he called the Sierras his home. We loved him and he will be deeply missed.
Donations in Todd’s name can be made to The David Sheldrake Wildlife Trust
Graveside service at East Line Street Cemetery – 1:00 pm, Friday February 9th, 2018 . 2000 Poleta Road, Bishop, CA 93514 (cem. Phone 760-873-6260)
Fellowship to follow.
Any questions can be directed to Tracey Quigley 323-828-4678