Eric T. Dahlberg grew up in Calgary, Canada, and graduated from Williams College in 1985 with a degree in Chemistry. He joined the US Army and was posted to the Presidio of San Francisco, where he assisted in a variety of medical research projects over the course of three years. Like many fresh transplants to the Bay area, he took an interest in the local attractions, including the region's wines. 1987 saw an early attempt to turn this new-found avocation into a vocation through a part-time position at California Wine Merchant in San Francisco's Marina district.
In 1989, military service complete, he began a career in the environmental remediation industry. He spent 12 years, much of it engaged in the efforts to recycle Northern California's military bases.
In 1994, Dahlberg moved to Napa, and in 1996, helped to start Tarius Wines, specializing in Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. In 2000, his company employed Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to reduce the concentration of alcohol in their wines. Fascinated, he went to work for the company which had provided that service in 2001. In 2002, he founded Winesecrets, originally to bring RO technology to Canada's community of wine producers.
In 2003, Winesecrets was awarded a contract by the California Energy Commission to demonstrate Electrodialysis filtration technology to wine producers in California. This contract was successfully completed in 2006. Over the years, Winesecret’s offering grew to include RO, ultra-filtration, microfiltration, distillation, centrifugal clarification and electrodialysis in a variety of wine production techniques. Mr. Dahlberg has also participated in the development and implementation of wine-related technologies involving high powered sound and robotics. Winesecrets operates a beverage production facility and distillery in Sonoma County.
In 2014, Winesecrets entered a Channel Partner Distribution Agreement with GE Water and Power. This has broadened the reach of his company to participate in a variety of process water, water treatment, and water recycling initiatives.