Winemaker and Operations Manager
White Rose Estate
Tresider Burns was named winemaker and operations manager at White Rose Estate in early 2019 following the tragic passing of Jesus Guillén, who had been White Rose Estate winemaker since 2008. A native of the Oregon coast, Tresider’s adventures took him to Virginia for college (and some serious culture shock) followed by a 10-year career in tech that spanned New York City and San Francisco. Oregon is a special place, however, and a return was inevitable. Three years of enology research into Pinot noir color stability at Oregon State University led to an internship at Lemelson Vineyards, where Tresider would spend the first four years of his winemaking career under the tutelage of Anthony King. In 2015, he became associate winemaker under industry veteran Robert Brittan, crafting a multitude of wine styles for clients across the Willamette Valley. He looks forward to focusing on estate wines at White Rose and refining the whole cluster fermentation technique that has become a winery signature.