Best Vineyards in Oregon
“My best talent is finding the best talent.”
Indeed, Giorgio has once again done just that. He says he is blessed with an incredible team of talented wine and vineyard pros. “I am the idea man, but they are the ones who make the magic happen.” That magic is orchestrated by Winemaker Dominique Mahé, Head of Wine Jared Etzel, and Direct to Consumer Manager Jim Maguire, three men well-known and highly respected within and outside the Oregon wine community.
It’s an all-star team. Giorgio brings his Italian heritage, his childhood memories of his Nono, Papa, and Uncle making wine, and a lifelong career as an artist, professor of art, and designer of artist-friendly architectural developments in Washington, DC. Dominique brings his French roots and extensive winemaking experience in Australia and America. Jared brings his own family tradition of superior vinification, along with experience gained in Napa and Sonoma, as well as Oregon. And Jim brings his exquisite brand ambassador skills honed in Europe, the Far East, and the Pacific Northwest, in addition to his vast knowledge of the Willamette Valley and world-class hospitality know how.