Established in 1980 with an Oregon Trail spirit from 1846 when pioneer Thomas Cox farmed the volcanic Nekia soil on our hillside and opened the very first mercantile store in Salem on Ferry and Commercial, we carry on this entrepreneurial gumption with our cutting edge wines and care for the land, wildlife, and community around us.
An eternal optimist with an eye for detail, Rod has an entrepreneurial spirit that drives him to create value for customers through honest, hard work. He has worked in farming communities across Oregon and the country for more than 35 years. His love for wine from vine to bottle is only out-shined by his passion for connecting with people. He seeks adventure and loves to travel, especially to places that make great wine, from Argentina to Italy and Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley, he loves to share a bottle of wine and stories with friends old and new.