Vineyard Manager Eric Neil

Eric Neil (shown with Alex) has managed our estate vineyard with us since we planted in 1996. Eric recognized and explored the grapegrowing potential of the coastal region back when the general opinion was that it was too cold here. He’s not just a quiet pioneer, and a great collaborator on the nuances of farming—he’s also a great character to know. Alex says, “He’s answered the phone the same way for decades: ‘Hellllooo, this is Eric.’ He’s a rugged guy who rocks a Canadian tuxedo with jeans tucked into boots… and owns a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier.” His go-to replies when we make a request? “Not a problem” and “We’ll give it hell.”

Vineyard Specs

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