Leading our efforts to produce unique and authentic wines is our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Derek Einberger, who joined us in the summer of 2010. With a degree in sculpture, a handful of years brewing beer around Portland, as well as harvest and cellar work in Italy, California, and Oregon, Derek’s eclectic and unfettered approach has cultivated a portfolio of wines that are at once playful and elegant. His style of production, from root to fruit to glass, mirrors that of the overarching ethic of Patton Valley: a light, but deliberate hand. Becoming a co-owner in 2013, Derek’s devotion to care taking the estate emphasizes that hard work makes everything taste better.