OUR PEOPLE

Knudsen  Family

Page Knudsen Cowles is an owner and the Managing Partner of Knudsen Vineyards.

She has led the family’s return to winemaking and oversees the management of Knudsen Vineyard and KV Wines. She has spearheaded a substantial replanting of Knudsen Vineyard over the last decade and manages our relationship with Argyle Winery. Page is deeply committed to supporting and promoting Oregon’s wine industry.

Page also serves as national board Chair of The Trust for Public Land, the leading nonprofit working across America to conserve land for people.

Page possesses boundless energy. She has many interests and connects genuinely with friends and everyone she meets. She is a great steward of Knudsen Vineyard and a powerful advocate for land conservation.

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College. Page is married to Jay Cowles and they have three children.

Page is the only daughter of Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen.

Colin R. Knudsen is an owner and Partner of Knudsen Vineyards. He is actively engaged in the family’s return to winemaking with particular oversight of financial, marketing and strategy aspects of the business.

A Pacific Northwest native, Colin loves spending time at the vineyard and at the “beach” in Oregon. The Knudsen family’s return to winemaking is a lifelong dream. He is a lover of wine, Pinot Noir in particular.

Colin is a 30-year veteran investment banker currently with BTIG, a leading global securities and investment banking firm. Colin was formerly with DLJ and Credit Suisse, and was a founder of boutique M&A firm Coady Diemar Partners. He specializes in providing M&A and corporate finance services to Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) companies.

Colin is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Brown University. He is married to Rita McNally and has four children.

Colin is one of three sons of Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen.

David C. Knudsen is an owner and Partner of Knudsen Vineyards and is engaged in oversight of all operations.

David is also President and CEO of Ostrom Mushroom Farms. Founded in 1928, Ostrom’s is the largest mushroom grower and packer in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently Secretary of the American Mushroom Institute and has served on its board since 2010.

When he’s not on-the-ground at Ostrom’s, David resides on a horse farm in Lipan, Texas with his wife Claudia Cannon, their three dogs and 30+ horses.

David is a graduate of Wharton Business School and the University of Washington.

David is one of three sons of Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen.

Calvert Conrad Knudsen is an owner and Partner of Knudsen Vineyards. Cal provides oversight related to the management of all operations of the vineyard and winery.

Cal has been active in the automotive parts delivery service business for 20 years. Cal’s love for sports of all kinds makes him an avid and incredibly well informed fan of all the local sports teams.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Cal has lived in the Pacific Northwest his entire life.

Cal is one of three sons of Cal and Julia Lee Knudsen.

Our  Team

holsteinAllen Holstein is the Senior Vineyard Manager for Argyle Winery. He oversees the management of Knudsen Vineyard and all Argyle-owned vineyards.

Allen is an acknowledged expert and pioneer of viticulture in Oregon. He started his career in vineyard operations and management in 1980 as the first vineyard manager of Knudsen Vineyard. Allen joined Argyle Winery in 1986 as Head of Vineyard Operations.

Over the course of his career Allen has worked in vineyard operations for some of the most distinguished vineyards in Oregon, including Knudsen Vineyards, Argyle Winery, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Eyrie Vineyards and Stoller Family Estate.

Allen also serves as Co-Chair of the North Willamette Valley Technical Group and is a member of the Board and is Treasurer of Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE).

Allen has BS and MS degrees from the University of Kentucky. Allen has one son.

nate2In 2005, Nate joined Argyle as a harvest intern. He was quickly promoted to enologist and then assistant to Rollin Soles, founding winemaker of Argyle. Nate was appointed Head Winemaker of Argyle Winery in March 2013.

Nate has a “hands on” approach to winemaking and works closely with Allen Holstein with respect to the vineyard operations of Knudsen Vineyard.

Prior to joining Argyle, Nate worked at Falconer Vineyards in Minnesota and Petaluma Winery and Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Brewery, both in Australia.

Nate is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.