Full Name
Andrew Kirkland
Job Title
Winemaker and Vineyard Manager
Ruby Vineyard and Winery
Speaker Bio
Andrew is the winemaker and vineyard manager for Ruby Vineyard and Winery in the Laurelwood District Sub-AVA of the Chehalem Mountains. Ruby Vineyard consists of old vines planted in the 1970s, farmed organically since 2013. Andrew is intimately involved in every aspect of production from pruning to glass. Since joining Ruby in 2016 he has continued organic farming practices, implemented no-till farming practices since 2017 and grown Ruby's production from 1500 to 4500 cases per year. Small production winemaking has been at the core of Andrew's passion and experience from Beaujolais in France, the Hunter Valley in Australia, to the Willamette Valley.
Andrew Kirkland