Biography of William B. McIver

William B McIverWilliam B. McIver, a child of migrant farm workers, was born in 1933 on the West Texas plains. He came of age on a share cropped, dry-land cotton farm near Spur, Texas, in the 1940s. He dropped out of high school, joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served in the Korean War and the First Vietnam War aboard navy warships. After a twenty-one year military career he retired with an officer commission and bachelor and master’s degrees. In 2000, Bill capped his working years as an owner/operator of Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma County, California. The business drew national attention and respect as one of the most successful, high profile wineries in the U.S. wine industry during the 1980-90s. Bill and Sandra, reside in their home on the ocean bluffs in Mendocino County, Northern California, where he began fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing about his life and the history of his times. His next book focuses on wine industry history and politics. Bill and Sandra have four children and seven grandchildren.