John Tierney and Melissa Kuhn – Owl Ridge Wine Services

John Tierney and Melissa Kuhn (Crushpad and Cellar Management). Ancient Oak Cellars shares space with several other smaller wineries at Owl Ridge Wine Services. We have dedicated cellar space but share the crushpad, tank room and bottling line with others. This arrangement affords us staff with far greater experience and skill and better facilities and tools than we could otherwise afford and more time to concentrate on the vineyard management. Furthermore, the collaborative environment is much more fun and productive. Some key staff that we rely upon a great deal are John Tierney, General Manager, who still gets called by former winery employers to help them fix their equipment, and Melissa Kuhn, Operations Manager, who keeps track of everything and keeps everything on track.