Jon brings 30 years of experience working in Washington State’s wine industry, working in wineries with annual productions ranging from 5,000 cases to over 1 million cases. Over the past 15 years, he's worked directly in wine making. Through his tenure, Jon has balanced the art of winemaking with technology, strategic planning and organization.
Jon has been crafting wine for Willow Crest since 2014. Prior to that Jon served as assistant winemaker at Canoe Ridge Vineyard from 2012-2014, working directly with winemaker Bill Murray. Jon previously served as the winemaker for Tefft Cellars in Outlook, Wash. (whose founder was also Willow Crest founding winemaker David Minick’s mentor), and later as winemaker at Wahluke Wine Company from 2008-2012. Other professional credits include wine making at Silver Lake Winery, Hedges Cellars and serving as enologist Hogue Cellars.
Jon strives to produce high quality wines and over-deliver to the customer. When he's not making wine you'll find him fishing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family. Jon resides in the heart of Washington wine country in Prosser.