We have been so privileged to have Kent Barthman as our winemaker for these past two years. We are very sorry to see him go, but are excited for his opportunities as the new head winemaker at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, Oregon.
Our new winemaker, Greg La Follette, has this to say about his admiration for Kent, both personally and professionally:
“Kent is a really hard act to follow, but his work ethic and unquenchable cheerfulness and enthusiasm for wine is a great template. There are very few winemakers on the planet who embody what Kent does in terms of passion and focus. If I grow up, I want to be like Kent – but then maybe he wouldn’t want me to grow up, just keep making wine!”