Jackson & Ayla Holstein

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These two proud Oregonians who were born and raised in the hills of Dundee. At a young age, they had the red dirt of Dundee in their hands and between their toes. It was nothing short of destiny when Jackson and Ayla decided to return to their roots in the hills that shaped them. Together with the support of family, friends and canines, they are Granville Wine Co.

 

 

 

Jackson and Ayla racking the 2015 Pinot Noir        

Jackson and Ayla racking the 2015 Pinot Noir

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Holstein

Grower & Wine Maker

Jackson studied Natural Resources at Oregon State where he grew accustomed to making wine in closets, garages and old barns to pay the rent. After finishing school, he spent time working in local wineries as well as abroad in Australia. After returning, Jackson accepted a job at Advanced Vineyard Systems where he spent time as a vineyard manager for multiple sites in the Willamette Valley before moving to work on Granville full-time. Since 2014, Ayla and Jackson have shared all farmer and wine-making activities for Holstein Vineyard and Granville Wines.

Ayla Z. Holstein

General Manager

Upon graduating from Linfield College with a degree in economics, Ayla began working with a local sustainability startup company. However, when the opportunity presented itself to work in the wine industry, she couldn’t resist. She spent years working on all three sides of production, wine-growing, cellar work, and the sales side of the industry. She also ventured off internationally to the Yarra Valley of Australia. Her goal is to help create a vibrant, educated wine community in the place she's always called home. 

Toby & Yarra

These two are highly qualified and responsible for all rodent control and vineyard security.