Urmini, who had last worked at Paul Hobbs Winery in Sonoma for 14 years, had worked his way up from an intern to a cellar worker and eventually to a winemaking manager, where he oversaw winemaking for Paul Hobbs and CrossBarn. During his tenure, the winery achieved several perfect scores of 100 points and grew from around 30 to 350 acres of estate vineyards.
Greg’s passion for winemaking and love of Oregon Pinot Noirs led him to Willamette Valley Vineyards, where he was inspired by Willamette’s values of teamwork, community and fruit. grown on the estate. “I am delighted to join such an esteemed group of wineries in the Willamette Valley to continue to build a great reputation for the valley,” said Urmini. “I am honored that Willamette Valley Vineyards has trusted me and look forward to telling the story of our estate vineyards through Oregon wines. “
Director of Oenology and Vineyards Greg Urmini will be responsible for the overall management of the winemaking and vineyards, including 500 acres of production in the Willamette Valley and 35 acres in the Walla Walla Valley and AVAs in the Milton-Freewater Rocks District.
“We were drawn to Greg’s work ethic, which began at a young age when he worked in his father’s fresh pasta store when he was young, combined with his commitment to quality and propensity to undertake new stimulating projects ”, declared the cellar manager. Christine Clair. “We are delighted that he is joining our team. It is an exciting time to have a new leader in winemaking focused on realizing our growth opportunities. “
Urmini will also oversee the construction of a new, state-of-the-art 40-acre winery in the Dundee Hills on the Willamette property purchased four years ago for this purpose. It is close to the new sparkling wine shop called Domaine Willamette at the Bernau Estate vineyard.
Founder and CEO of the cellar Jim bernau said: “Greg is a strong leader with a clear vision for building a world class vineyard in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. ”Bernau continued:“ Our industry continues to attract the best wine talent from the best California. My advice to those who want an exciting future and a place to start a family is to “go north”. We need you and we want it. “
About Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Jim bernau with the dream of creating world-class pinot noir while serving as the keeper of the land, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea to one of the region’s premier wineries, winning the title of “One of major producers of American pinot noir “from Magazine for wine lovers. All the vineyards have been certified as sustainable by the LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Oenology) and Salmon-Safe programs.
The cellar is supported by more than 20,000 owner investors who are passionate about wine. The winery has launched a $ 10.7 million offers in June to help fund its expansion and new tasting rooms. The shares are currently offered at $ 5.05 with an annual dividend of 4.36% or a wine credit worth 15% more. For more information on the ownership and investment of the winery, visit www.wvv.com/property, call (800) 344-9463 or send an email [email protected].
SOURCE Willamette Valley Vineyards