Heather Nenow – Winemaker
Our winemaker, Heather Nenow, has been making wine for 20 years and comes to us from Columbia Winery in Washington State. Ms. Nenow has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and went through the Master’s program in Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis. She started her career with internships in Italy, Chile and Napa and working as an enologist at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma.
Her love for the mountains led her to the Sierra Nevada foothills, a region with diverse microclimates very similar to Southern Oregon. Later, Heather worked in Lodi, California working at a much larger scale winery. Most recently, Heather had headed up the boutique winemaking operations at Columbia Winery where she and her team made some 12-16 different ultra-premium wines (approximately 12,000 cases per year) for the Columbia Winery Tasting Room in Woodinville and its Wine Club Members.
Heather is a talented and highly experienced winemaker and will be joining Belle Fiore Winery as our lead winemaker in August 2016, just in time to kick off the harvest season.