T.J. Rodgers is the owner and winemaker for Clos de la Tech. He has been making wine since 1996. Our first vineyard is the premier one-acre vineyard, Domaine du Docteur Rodgers, which produces only 100 cases of handcrafted Pinot Noir annually. Our second vineyard is Domaine Valeta, so high in the Santa Cruz Mountains that it snows, which produces only 200 cases of Pinot Noir annually. And, finally, our third vineyard, the renouned Domaine Lois Louise, which currently produces 1,500 cases of Pinot Noir annually and will produce 10,000 cases when in full production.
T.J. is also the founder, president, CEO, and a director of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. He is a former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and sits on the board of directors of high-technology companies, including, Bloom Energy (fuel cells), and Cypress EnviroSystems (energy-saving systems). He is a member of the board of trustees at Dartmouth College, his alma mater.
T.J. was a Sloan scholar at Dartmouth, where he graduated as Salutatorian with a double major in physics and chemistry. He attended Stanford University on a Hertz fellowship, earning a master's degree (1973) and a Ph.D. (1975) in electrical engineering.