TARA GOMEZ Scientifically inclined from an early age, Tara Gomez grew up playing with chemistry sets, and enjoyed tagging along on wine-tasting trips with her parents along California’s Central Coast. She earned an enology degree from Cal State Fresno, then interned at Fess Parker Winery and worked for J. Lohr before returning home to the … Continue reading Advisory Board
Oregon winemaker Leah Jorgensen has long specialized in Cabernet Franc, which she calls "the ultimate Cinderella grape", with consistently remarkable results.
Sofia Torres McKay is a native of Mexico City who worked in the tech industry before relocating to Oregon to launch Cramoisi Vineyard. As cofounder of AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon Y Comunidad), Sofia is a prominent activist for vineyard stewards.
Growing up in small-town Oregon, Alison Sokol Blosser didn’t know quite what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was clear, though, that she never wanted to work in the wine world. As the daughter of industry pioneers Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser, Alison regularly pitched in with the family’s namesake winery, which had been one … Continue reading The “Gravitational Pull” of a Vintner’s Fate: Alison Sokol Blosser
Remy Drabkin set her sights on the winemaking profession while growing up in McMinnville, the heart of Oregon wine country. "I love all things Italian," explains Remy.