Andreas Wetzel is the owner and winemaker here at Chateau Bianca. Hailing as the fourth generation of Wetzel’s to produce wine, he is pretty good at it. Having mostly experiential training and a passion for food-friendly wines, his goal is to bring to market approachable wines at irresistible values. At the end of the day it is his 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!
Nate Wilson went to school for wine-making and has been crafting wine with Chateau Bianca since 2018. His passion for wine is apparent as he works day in and day out running our cellar operations such as tank management, monitoring wine maturation, and doing chemical analyses in the lab. Nate provides incredible attention to detail and keeps things operating smoothly in the cellar. Most of all, he enjoys spending quality time with his barrels. If you see him in the cellar, don’t be afraid to ask him what he’s working on, he loves to teach people about wine!
Ramiro Leal is a jack of all trades here at Chateau Bianca. He helps process our grapes during harvest, bottle and label finished wine, and if you ask him what his specialty is he replies, “No one can clean like me!”. He is after all, the master power-washer on the property.
Juan Hernandez is living the real life FarmVille dream by being Chateau Bianca’s Vineyard Manager. If you listen closely, you will hear him singing to the grapes along with his radio, as he works hard throughout the year. We are so lucky to have him because there is always something that needs to get done. #1 Goal = healthy, happy grapes. Plus, they don’t comment on his vocal skills.
TASTING ROOM MANAGER
Krista Harker is our Tasting Room Manager. She is hard at work making sure Chateau Bianca’s tasting room is running smoothly, planning events, and taking great care of all our guests. If you see her in the tasting room you will be greeted with a warm smile and great conversation.
TASTING ROOM ASSOCIATE
Carina McGuire is one of our trusted wine pouring experts in the tasting room. She started her journey at Chateau Bianca as a wine club member and fell in love with people, the atmosphere, and most of all, the wine! In the 1990’s she moved to Oregon from the Netherlands, where she used to work on a flower farm. If you chat with her, you can still hear the subtle charm of her Dutch accent!
BOOKKEEPERRosalie McDonough keeps our winery running! She takes care of all the numbers that no one else wants to crunch. Plus, she is the creator behind the amazing Balsamic Vinegar and Grapeseed Oil we have in the tasting room!