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Scott Shull
Founder/Winegrower, Director of National Distribution Sales

Since 1989, Scott Shull has been making Oregon wines—first as an independent producer, and since 1995 as a commercial winemaker at Raptor Ridge Winery. Scott strives to craft wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse and place. Born in Kentucky and raised in Des Peres, Missouri, Scott is a self-taught winemaker, having learned by doing, reading, and attending extension service courses on viticulture and enology offered by U.C. Davis, Oregon State University, and Chemeketa Community College, and by participating in the Willamette Valley’s Westside Winemakers Club for a number of years. Scott serves on the board of Oregon Pinot Camp. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Brand Oregon campaign; was a founding director of the Oregon Wine Board; and is president emeritus of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association and Oregon Pinot Camp.

   

Annie Shull
Proprietor, Operations Manager

Annie joined Scott as his life partner in 1998 and as his business partner in 2001. This Minnesota native is very active throughout the Oregon wine industry. Her background in curriculum development for sales teams has proven a great segue to past roles of distribution sales management and PR. Whle her time the past couple decades was spent traveling extensively throughout the United States building a Raptor Ridge distribution network, she is now focused at the winery as Operations Manager. Since 2001, Annie has served on a variety of boards, president emeritus of Oregon Pinot Camp,  iSalud! steering committee, and currently serves on a Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion taskforce as a board member for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. In her somewhat elusive spare time, Annie balances endurance sports and yoga with her new calling as a certified mindfulness meditation instructor.

   


Shannon Gustafson
Winemaker

Shannon holds a degree in Food Science/Winery Production from California State Fresno (Cum Laude) and has been on “the wine route” since graduating in 2003.  She also minored in French Language and Chemistry. Over these past 17 years, Shannon has made wine on 3 continents (France, Australia, North America), including a 10-year stint on California’s Central Coast working for small family wineries like ours.  Most recently, Shannon was winemaker for Hawks View winery in Sherwood, OR - our neighbor. One of our dear friends was a lab-mate and cohort of Shannon’s as they progressed through school at Cal State and warned me that, “Shannon is wicked smart!” Shannon enjoys hikes and exploring outdoors along with her energetic companion dog - Abby.

   

 

Caroline Justice

Manger of Membership & Events

Ileana Higashiyama

Tasting Room Manager