Authentically Oregon

At Stoller, our roots run deep. The family established the property in 1943 and the vineyard fifty years later. Today, we are the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, and our fruit is 100% estate grown. We control every step of the process, from pruning to bottling and everything in between. The result is award-winning wines that are balanced, complex, and consistently exceptional.

Much has changed from the original farm, but one thing remains constant: our pioneering spirit. Our winery is the first in in the world to receive LEED Gold certification, attesting that our winery is sustainably built and environmentally friendly. We constantly seek new ways to refine and protect our remarkable legacy, so that it can thrive for generations to come.

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THE PEOPLE

Bill Stoller

Bill was born here on the property and raised on the family farm outside of Dayton, Oregon. He received a degree in business and economics from Pacific University, as well as an MBA from Portland State University. In 1983, Bill co-founded Express Employment Professionals, currently the largest privately-held staffing company in the world, with over 600 offices in four countries. Additionally, in 2001, he founded Xenium, a human resources outsource company. This business success has enabled Bill to pursue his passion of wine and to contribute to his community. True to his Oregon upbringing, Bill sees himself as a custodian of the land he loves, and cares deeply about sustainability and environmental protection.

Gary Mortensen

President

As president, Gary brings to Stoller Family Estate thirteen years of senior leadership in the Oregon wine industry. As a start-up veteran he brings a passion for bleeding-edge technology and pushing boundaries. As a devoted historian, he is committed to preserving and sharing our nation’s diversity and heritage. He is also an active foundation board member of the Technology Association of Oregon, and is helping to found “Innovation Academies” for kids. Gary is an award winning director of two documentary films telling the stories of Oregonians who served in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Melissa Burr

Winemaker

Melissa was raised in the Willamette Valley. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree, Melissa studied winemaking and fermentation science at OSU. She joined Stoller in 2003 after working as a harvest hand at several local wineries, as well as a production winemaker at Cooper Mountain for three harvests. Melissa enjoys the creative and natural process of winemaking and appreciates that Oregon's wine industry is constantly evolving, pushing her to learn more about her craft.

Rob Schultz

Vineyard Manager

An Iowa native, Rob backpacked through Europe and the Middle East after high school, before settling in Spain’s Basque country for a year. In 2003, he studied at the National Institute of Cava and Wine in Villafranca del Penedes, Spain, then worked for 6 years in Sonoma with some of the most highly-regarded organic and biodynamic vineyards in the world. He visited Oregon for the first time in 2008, and moved here two months later. Rob joined Stoller in 2011.

Emily Bachand

Direct Sales Manager

Emily joined Stoller Family Estate in early spring 2009, driven by a sincere enthusiasm to advance her career in the local wine industry. She brings with her knowledge of wine and food through extensive travels and personal research in the finest viticulture regions.

Shani Hodge

Wine Club Manager

A native of Montana, Shani followed her heart to Oregon in 2002. Formerly in the restaurant wine business, Shani sought a wine industry position closer to the “source,” and chose Oregon for its beauty, culture, and fine Pinot Noir. Shani brings us over a decade of hospitality experience in the Oregon wine industry managing tasting rooms, wine clubs, and winery events.

Joseph Thomison

Vineyard Equipment Manager

Joseph’s experience encompasses a wide range of farming and maintenance strategies. He worked on several county farms over the last 10 years, and was involved in over a dozen harvests including grapes, berries, hazelnuts, grass seed, wheat, and clover. Joe’s agricultural experience and focus on tractor operator safety and training contributes to our reputation as a world-class vineyard.

Michael Kaster

Viticultural Technician

Michael joined Stoller in 2011 as a harvest intern and shortly afterward moved to Oregon to live the vineyard life. He has previous experience making wine in the Finger Lakes and Marlborough, New Zealand, where he lived after graduating from Boston University in 2009 with a degree in communications and photojournalism.

Noah Bieszczad

Associate Winemaker

Noah holds a BA in international studies and German from Miami University, Ohio. Passionate about travel, culture, and languages, Noah was awarded a fellowship to study viticulture and enology in the Mosel Valley in Trier, Germany, and also interned in the Languedoc region of France for one year. An Ohio native, Noah moved to Oregon in 2006 to pursue a career in winemaking. He joined Stoller Family Estate in 2007.

Tyler Franzen

Cellar Master

Born and raised in southern California, Tyler moved to northern California to study business with a concentration in wine at Sonoma State University. He joined us at Stoller Family Estate to hone his professional skills. An epicurean at heart, Tyler especially enjoys the great wealth of food the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from food trucks to fresh seafood.

Daniel Diaz

Cellar Assistant

A native of Oaxaca, Mexico, Daniel grew up in Oregon since he was five years old. He worked for three years in vineyards around Oregon, gaining hands-on experience with everything from grape harvest to the bottling of wine. He joined Stoller for the opportunity to work in the cellar and perfect his winemaking education.

Mike Haverkate

Director of Facilities & Special Projects

Mike grew up in Sweet Home, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Mike is proud to contribute to the changes that have taken place on the Stoller Family Estate over the last twenty years, and loves the responsibility and freedom that Bill has entrusted him. Also a talented photographer, Mike has chronicled our property's transformation from one of the largest turkey farms in Oregon to the estate vineyard and winery it is today.

Bill Hanson

National Sales Manager

Bill brings to Stoller over twenty-five years of wine industry experience. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Marketing Committee for Low Input VIticulture and Enology (LIVE), and is the leading certifier of Sustainable Vineyards and Wineries in the Northwest. Bill supports the Society of Wine Educators as a Certified Wine Educator since 2007. In addition to his extensive wine management experience, Bill also brings the skills of a winegrower, as Bill and his wife Linda are owners of Libra Vineyard.

Nick Bonar

Tasting Room Manager

Nick spent most of his life in his native Hawaii before moving to Oregon in 2012 to pursue his dream of working in a world-class winery. He brings a decade working in fine dining restaurants including San Francisco’s Michelin-starred Michael Mina’s Restaurant. After working with wine distributors for a few years, Nick realized his love for great Oregon wines, and joined us at Stoller to pursue his passion.

Adel Nemes

Sales Associate

Adel grew up in Hungary and moved to the United States after college. She lived in New York City for twenty years, where she attended culinary school and worked in the travel and hospitality industry, as well as in holistic health. She moved to Oregon two years ago and enjoys the peace and the slower pace of the wine country.

Megan Haverkate

Sales Associate

Megan grew up in Dayton, Oregon, watching the wine country develop while she played on the family farm. Megan worked for us after high school during the first harvest of 2005, and has been a part of the tasting room ever since. She currently studies wine marketing.

Maggie Chanter

Guest Services & Logistics Coordinator

Maggie graduated from OSU in 2013 with a degree in agricultural science and a minor in horticulture. In 2008, she interned with Broadley Vineyards and immediately fell in love with the wine industry. A native Virginian, Maggie lived in Maryland, Connecticut, and Washington, before settling in Oregon.

James Falvey

Business Development Manager

Born and raised in southeast Portland, James holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a focus in sports marketing from the University of Oregon. James worked with the Portland Trail Blazers before joining us at Stoller Family Estate. He fell in love with the winery the first time he drove up to the estate and saw the breathtaking approach.

Betsy Hannaford

Marketing & Communications Manager

Betsy joined Stoller Family Estate in July 2013. After a decade of working in marketing and client relations in various creative fields on the East Coast, South Australia, and Oregon, she knew it was only a matter of time before she made the leap to the wine industry. With a degree in Communications from North Carolina State University, she brings a keen eye for design and a love of the written word.

Cory Davis

National Sales Director

Cory joined Stoller as our national sales manager in the fall of 2005. He fell in love with Pinot Noir during his three-year stay in France, and moved to Oregon in the mid-90s, drawn by the natural beauty and burgeoning potential of the Pacific Northwest wine scene. Prior to joining Stoller, Cory worked as a distributor of some of the world’s finest wines.

Steve Caldwell

Controller

Steve has been our accounting and administration manager since January 2013. A native Oregonian, he graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Prior to joining Stoller, Steve was the CFO of Willamette Valley Vineyards.