Claire Jarreau is assistant winemaker and grower liaison at Brooks Winery in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, where she oversees production operations and vineyard sources. Claire holds a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in enology and viticulture from Appalachian State University. Her winemaking experience includes formative stints in Austria’s Wachau region, the Swartland in the Western Cape of South Africa, the Waipara Valley in New Zealand, and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. After working four vintages in one year, she was ready to put down roots and joined the Brooks team in 2014 focusing on site-driven Pinot noirs, Rieslings, and aromatic white wines. Her professional interests lie in low-intervention winemaking, Biodynamic farming, all things Riesling, and increasing the varietal and clonal diversity grown in Oregon.