Joining the team in July of 2015 with over 15 years of experience growing grapes and making wine, Charlie has made his home in the heart of the Umpqua Valley. As a graduate of Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo, Charlie has worked all over the country making wine. He spent the first half of his career on the central coast of California as well as time in the east San Francisco Bay area, Austin, Texas and Winston Salem, North Carolina. With multiple award winning wines under his belt, Charlie knew he wanted to make it back to the west coast and is happy to have landed at Cooper Ridge, having grown up in California. He is a firm believer that people that make the best wine treat it as a scientific endeavor with a passion for perfection. Growing your own grapes ensures complete control of your end resulting wine!
Stop by the Winery to see Charlie and talk to him about what he has barreled!
Watch Charlie talk about our 2014 Tempranillo...