Founder & Winegrower
Raptor Ridge Winery
Since 1989, Scott Shull has been making Oregon wines—first as an independent producer, and from 1995 to 2017 as lead winemaker at Raptor Ridge Winery. Now focused on wine growing & business management , Scott always strives to grow grapes and assist our winemaker in crafting wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse, and place. Born in Kentucky and raised in Des Peres, Missouri, Scott was a self-taught winemaker, having learned by doing, reading, and attending extension service courses on viticulture and enology offered by U.C. Davis, Oregon State University, and Chemeketa Community College, and by participating in the Willamette Valley’s Westside Winemakers Club for a couple of decades. Scott is a Board Director of the Willamette Valley Winegrowers Assn., President emeritus of Oregon Pinot Camp. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Brand Oregon campaign and was a founding director of the Oregon Wine Board.