THE WINEMAKING TEAM

JEAN-MICHEL JUSSIAUME

Winemaker

I have been with Del Rio Vineyards as their Head Winemaker since 2008. I was raised by my winemaking family at our vineyards in the Loire Valley, France, and have been drawn to winemaking my entire life. I studied Enology and Viticulture at the school of Briacé Loire Valley. After my studies, I travelled the world in order to expand my winemaking knowledge and understanding. This led me through the vineyards of France, Hungary, Australia, and South Africa, all sparking my sense of creativity and curiosity. The pioneer spirit of Oregon always intrigued me, and I wanted to experience that spirit and the unique terroir first hand. It is the perfect location to express my winemaking style, one that arouses curiosity through originality, as well as respect for the fruit and terroir. I hope the taster of Del Rio wines finds a layer of complexity, balance, and texture with each smell and sip that tells the story of our vineyard site.

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CHARLEY THOMAS

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Paul

PAUL WALKER

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JONATHAN MALDONADO

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CARLOS CAMACHO

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