Brian Gruber is a winegrower and winemaker in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Brian started Swallow Hill Vineyard, where he farms premium wine grapes, and co-founded Barrel 42 Custom Winecraft, where he makes wine for more than a dozen clients. Brian is involved in all aspects of the wine business including vineyard development, farming, wine production, and business management. Brian is also the winemaker and part-owner for Quady North Winery, a 7,000 case award-winning wine brand with international distribution.
Prior to winemaking Brian had two careers, first in the United States Air Force and then working in finance, human resources and IT for Capital One. Brian is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He lives in Ashland with his wife Marya and has one daughter who currently attends Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.