OUR WINERY FAMILY
Owner / Proprietor
David Anderson, who was born in Eugene, Oregon, was working toward his degree in design in the early 1980s when he took a summer off to bicycle through Europe. The experience had a profound effect on his life – meeting new people, visiting wineries, museums, and cycling through beautiful countryside.
It was this experience that led him toward his path in the wine industry. Now with 20 years of extensive study and winery experience including work in Oregon, California and New Zealand, David brings his incredible winemaking skills to Aurora Colony Vineyards.
His approach or philosophy to winemaking starts in the vineyard – healthy vines and correct grape yields makes for better juice and wine.
“As a winemaker, my work is part science and part artist. We work with mother nature to ripen grapes and capture the flavors of this unique vineyard. From vineyard to bottle every harvest is like a new adventure with a lot of fun and hard work. Much of the artistic part comes from integrating different techniques which affect wine style and taste. I look forward to seeing you in our tasting room, come raise a glass a enjoy our chef-prepared foods. Cheers!” – David
Wine Club Manager / Tasting Room Manager
Since starting at Aurora Colony Vineyards in September 2021 as a Tasting Room Associate, Mindy’s creativity, excellent customer service and positive attitude has been a huge asset. With 15+ years of human resources, event planning, and customer and employee relations experience under her belt, Mindy was a natural fit for the Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager position.
“I have a true passion for connecting with people, and I love being in the service industry. Having the opportunity to work alongside Aurora Colony Vineyard’s talented staff is a real privilege. I look forward to getting to know and building strong relationships with all of our wonderful Wine Club members and guests as well as bringing new ideas and events to the Tasting Room and Wine Club!”
A native Oregonian, Andrea was a public school teacher for 30 years and has been in and out of kitchens throughout her life – managing restaurants, cooking and catering events during summers. She started at Aurora Colony Vineyards in April 2021 and quickly moved into her place in the Kitchen where she now manages the staff, creates weekly specials and cooks up delicious fare for our guests.
“I have a passion for serving people,” says Andrea. “I love that the Kitchen is such a unique part of the winery. I want to help it grow by serving good food that aligns with the winery’s atmosphere. I’ve got lots of down-home family recipes that I look forward to sharing with our guests!”
Sherri has been working with at ACV since September 2018. She moved to Oregon seven years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas, where she had been an account executive in the logistics and transportation industry for 35 years. She moved to Oregon to marry a wonderful man from Portland who works for Renaissance Homes.
She first visited ACV on one of her and her husband’s weekly wine tasting tours. They loved the wine so much that they signed up for the Wine Club that day (they were Bailey’s first wine club sign up!). After talking with Bailey, she mentioned that she’d love to work at a winery. As it happened, ACV was hiring! Bailey handed her an application, and the rest is history!