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The Staff




“Andreas Wetzel, Owner, Winemaker, Vineyard manager, floor sweeper and mess cleaner upper is the fourth generation of Wetzel’s to produce wine. Having mostly experiential training and a passion for “food friendly” wines his goal is to bring to market approachable and irresistible values. At the end of the day my job is to make people a little bit happier and a little more satisfied with life by having a nice glass of wine for food, family and friends. Prost!”


Blake Talbot, Assistant Winemaker


Candice Robben, Operations Manager
“Candice started her journey into the wine culture the minute her feet set down on Oregon soil a decade ago. Although her career took her farther and farther away from her passions of great food, great wine and great people she managed to find her way into a role here at the winery. As Operations Manager she oversees the day to day activities that help the winery run smoothly and efficiently. She enjoys being part of the overall team effort here that not only encompasses sales and back office but also the reason why we are here….making fantastic wines! Along for her journey are her husband Clifford and her two beautiful daughters Patricia and Vivienne.”


David LaBonte III, Tasting Room Guru
“David Roland La Bonte III was born to his Executive Chef father David R. La Bonte Jr. and Project Manager Mother Janet La Bonte under a full moon on a dark and stormy night in August. The stars aligned to bring forth the greatest mind to come to the world of wine. Come to the vineyard and bask in his knowledge and glory as he preaches from on mountain high(or Butler hill). He also has his Culinary Art and Hospitality Management degrees from Lane Community College in Eugene, OR and his first level with the Court of Master Sommelier. He’s pretty cool.”

Halle Dix, Social Media and Marketing pic to follow
“Halle is a wine country native, born and raised in McMinnville Oregon we are lucky to help her pave her path in this awesome industry. Bringing great ideas and a sweet personality she helps us promote our brand in the most genuine of ways. There is no task too big or small for this girl and we envision great things for her!”