Chad studied winemaking at California State University Fresno graduating in 2006. He is the first generation in his family to work in the wine industry.

Chad lives in McMinnville, OR which is in the northern territory of the Willamette Valley AVA. The Willamette Valley and its sub-AVA’s are fascinating in that they are very young in their development so they have only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible.

Craft Wine Co. is not an estate grown winery. They purchase all of their fruit from local farms where they work closely to produce the best fruit they possibly can. Working with many farms and farmers allow for tremendous potential through variation in physical and cultural terroir to influence the final wines that Chad produces.

They are unique in that they operate more similarly to brewery culture than winery culture.

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