December 4, 2017 | Kristen Flemington
Gina and Dave had a great partnership, and we are thrilled to be able to promote an established leader from within based on the succession plan he developed.
ADELSHEIM VINEYARD PROMOTES GINA HENNEN TO WINEMAKER AS DAVE PAIGE LEAVES TO ACQUIRE VINEYARD
Adelsheim Vineyard is celebrating three winemaking team promotions and honoring the legacy of longtime winemaker, Dave Paige, who is leaving the winery to acquire a nearby vineyard and start a new brand. Gina Hennen, who has worked alongside Paige since 2007, is being promoted to winemaker from associate winemaker. Paige will leave Adelsheim at the end of the year after fully transitioning winemaking responsibility to Hennen.
Chief Executive Officer, Joth Ricci, comments on Paige’s 16-year tenure: “We are very thankful for Dave’s many important contributions to Adelsheim and the Oregon industry. Through his results-based approach blending courage and flexibility with stability, he developed our winemaking program and team into one of Oregon’s finest. Dave also established Adelsheim as a thought leader -- one of the key places to go to learn new techniques through experimentation.”
Paige was also instrumental in creating, evolving and expanding Adelsheim’s vineyard and third-party grower program. He is in the process of acquiring a nearby vineyard, and will announce details when the deal has been finalized.
Ricci continues, “Gina and Dave had a great partnership, and we are thrilled to be able to promote an established leader from within based on the succession plan he developed. This is a natural transition as Gina has been directly involved in how our wines have been evolving over the last few years, and she understands all aspects of our winemaking program.”
Hennen joined Adelsheim’s cellar crew in 2007 and was quickly promoted to cellar master. She was promoted to assistant winemaker in 2011 and became associate winemaker in 2015. Her winemaking colleagues, Matt Perry and Noah Roberts, who have been with Adelsheim for several vintages, will become Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Master, respectively.
February 23, 2017 | Diana Szymczak
Adelsheim Vineyard plans for its future with a succession in leadership from Oregon wine pioneer, David Adelsheim, to beverage industry veteran, Joth Ricci.
Adelsheim Vineyard Announces Stumptown’s Joth Ricci as New CEO
Newberg, Oregon (February 23, 2016) – Adelsheim Vineyard announces today that Joth Ricci will take over the reins as the company’s CEO from Founder and President David Adelsheim. Ricci brings extensive executive leadership in the beverage industry and deep ties in the Oregon business community to Adelsheim. He returns to one of his past passions with this re-entry into the wine industry and looks to add new energy to the iconic Adelsheim wine brand.
“The accomplishments of David Adelsheim and this pioneering winery have shaped the Oregon wine industry and contributed to its incredible success,” says Ricci. “After 50 years, this industry still offers remarkable opportunity for even-greater excellence. I am honored to be invited to take this visionary company forward into its future.”
Ricci will take over all day-to-day operations, including vineyard and winery, financial, administrative, marketing, and sales. And while David Adelsheim hands off daily operations, he will still have an active role within the winery, especially in the areas of leadership succession, distribution and export sales, and shaping the legacy of the winery.
“Joth brings a wealth of proven leadership to our company,” says Adelsheim. “He’s an amazing manager of people; we feel strongly that he’s a perfect fit with our company culture and the person who can lead our winery to future success. We have an ambitious vision to refocus our wines on the Chehalem Mountains and thereby re-energize our brand. We need somebody with tremendous passion, who can lead with clarity. Joth is that person.”
June 15, 2016 | News from Adelsheim | Diana Szymczak
Food & Wine: Best Oregon Wineries to Visit
The Adelsheims were among the first wave of Oregon wine pioneers in the 1970s, and their family winery remains a benchmark for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Visitors can taste a range of small-batch, winery-only bottlings in the tasting room. Call ahead to organize customized private tastings and sign-on for guided tasting luncheons.