Owner and Managing Partner
What is your history working with Knudsen Vineyards?
My family established Knudsen Vineyards in 1971 and we have planted every vine on the total 230 acre property, currently with 125 acres planted and producing. I worked at the vineyard when I was in high school and college, but became very involved in 2007 when my father turned over the reins of the business to me and my three brothers.
What do you spend most of your time working on at Knudsen Vineyards?
I serve as Managing Partner and oversee all aspects of the enterprise including strategic planning, vineyard management, winemaking and tasting room operations.
What is your favorite part of your role?
Practicing sustainable stewardship of the land and building on the legacy of my family’s pioneering role in the Oregon wine industry. I like participating in industry level efforts that aim to elevate the stature of the Oregon wine industry around the world.
What are your current favorite Knudsen Vineyards wines?
I love all our wines! They are like my children! Each brings its own characteristics – aromas, flavors, and textures – to the palate and the experience. It gives me great pleasure to craft so many distinctive wines from the many unique blocks on our estate vineyard.