DROPOUT SOMMELIER

 
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In the heart of the willamette valley

As a first generation winemaker, it’s difficult to say what propelled me into winemaking, but as soon as I experienced my first harvest I was hooked. There is something indescribably significant about accepting grapes from the earth and guiding them into something to share with others. As the daughter of a mechanic and a teacher, I’ve witnessed how hard work and commitment to a skill are the key principles to honing a craft. In 2016 I stepped off the path to becoming a Sommelier and into wine production. Significantly less glamorous, winemaking is laborious and intense, but strangely feels more organic to me. The more I used my hands, the closer to my family’s roots I felt.

Technically trained, both academically and under the guidance of some of the Willamette Valley’s most intuitive and intelligent winemakers, I aim to make wines that grow as I do - with thoughtfulness and integrity. I let excitement and experimentation guide my practice and continue to learn each step of the way, aiming to create the best wines possible.

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Landmass Wines would not be possible without the amazing mentoring and guidance I received from a small handful of people who generously shared their winemaking knowledge with me. Without them this project would not exist.

A very special thank you to Brad, Bethany and Lowell Ford, Scott Dwyer, Corey Schuster, Jim McBride and Jessica Sandrock for your continued support.