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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
Partner

A leader in Biodynamic® viticulture, Rudy has been in the wine industry for over 40 years. Rudy supports the vineyard, winemaking and sales teams.

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.

Benjamin
Eyer
Assistant
Winemaker

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

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.

Colleen
Berard
Sales Director
Northwest

Colleen has an accomplished career in the Northwest wine industry for nearly a decade and serves wholesale distribution in Northwestern states.

Moss
Bittner
Viticulturist

A farm boy from Alaska, Moss has managed winemaking and vineyards in California, New York, Missouri, India and Alsace, and now our vines in Oregon.

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.

Kathleen
Cardinale
Sales Director Northeast

With more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality, sales management and wine education, Kathleen manages sales in our Northeast markets.

Rachel
Chun
Accounting
Clerk

Rachel has over 18 years accounting experience in the grocery industry. Her organizational skills are a huge asset to the accounting department here.

Alejandro
Corona
Vineyard
Supervisor

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


Ari
Grey
Hospitality
Manager

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

Jayme
Lowe
Sales Director
Southwest

Jayme began her career working with high profile beer producers & boutique wineries before joining us to manage distribution in the Southwest.

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.

Ryan
Meyer
Cellar
Hand

When not playing punk music or raising goats, Ryan has been working all aspects of the cellar, making wine in Idaho, Washington and Oregon since 2010.


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.

Raya
Steinberg
Cellar
Hand

Raya is a Certified Sommelier who came to Oregon to pursue winemaking after leaving her extensive restaurant career in Washington, DC.

Kris
Taormina
Office
Manager

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