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OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of passionate professionals committed to producing and offering the highest quality wines. Though we each strive to perfect our specialty, our teamwork overlaps and intersects to ensure an intentionally holistic approach in everything we do. This sense of community reaches beyond the walls of Montinore Estate, to the greater Oregon wine industry, where we collaborate and cooperate with our peers to promote our craft, our winegrowing region and this amazing place we call home.


Rudy
Marchesi
President and
Chief Viticulturist

A leader in Biodynamic® viticulture, Rudy has been in the wine industry for over 40 years, from grape growing to winemaking, from sales to distribution.

Kristin
Marchesi
General
Manager

Kristin has been GM for more than 10 years, overseeing daily operations, and serves in various leadership roles within the Oregon wine community.

Stephen
Webber
Head
Winemaker

As head winemaker, Stephen captains all aspects of the winemaking process. His creative vision and attention to detail pave the way for beautiful wines.

Sarah
Horner
Director of Consumer
Experience

A wine industry professional for over 13 years, Sarah oversees all Direct to Consumer operations, including club, tasting room and online.


Walker
Adkins
Lead
Cellar Hand

After completing the first level of the Court of Master Sommelier, Walker moved from Texas to Oregon to pursue his growing passion in winemaking.

Chris
BrackCellar
Master

Previously in fine wine sales, Chris oversees the maturation of wines in the cellar, working to protect the delicate, nuanced flavors of our Pinot Noir.

Katy
Brown
Sales and Marketing Director

Katy brings over a decade of wine sales and marketing and manages three-tier sales, reporting and marketing efforts for wholesale distribution.

Tom
Champine
National Sales
Director

Tom has a rich wine background having worked as a sommelier, a wine buyer, and distributor. He lends this expertise directing wholesale distribution.


Alejandro
Corona
Vineyard
Supervisor

Alejandro uses his passion, hands-on experience and leadership abilities to oversee the management and operations of our partner vineyards.

Benjamin
Eyer
Production
Coordinator

Having honed his winemaking skills in Chile, California and now Oregon, Benjamin has diverse experience in nearly every aspect of the craft.

Ari
Grey
Hospitality
Manager

Ari brings extensive experience to the team. His background in advertising adds creative flair and his very affable personality charms guests and staff alike.

Jayme
Lowe
National Sales
Representative

Jayme began her career in the beer industry with high profile producers before using her expertise to manage direct wholesale distribution at Montinore.


Patrick
McDonnell
Facilities
Manager

Pat holds a crucial role by keeping all aspects of the winery running smoothly, overseeing equipment operations, bottling, shipping and more.

Karen
Peterson
Viticulturist

Having worked with vineyards across Oregon, Karen has a diverse background and a dedication to thoughtful viticulture that fits our biodynamic values.

Sergio
Reyes
Vineyard
Supervisor

After 30 years at Montinore Estate, Sergio has a vast knowledge of the land and our practices and provides superior leadership to vineyard operations.

Alfredo
Santiago
Vineyard
Foreman

Alfredo has been working at the estate since 1985. His intimate knowledge of the property experience makes him the perfect person to lead the crews.


Kris
Taormina
Office
Manager

Kris has been running the front office for over 20 years, handling all administrative and accounting tasks, orders, shipping and much, much, much more.