Full Name
Drew Herman
Job Title
Vineyard Director
Alexana Estates
Speaker Bio
Drew Herman has been farming in The Northwest for over a decade and brings a unique background to his approach in vineyard Management.

After growing up raising livestock in rural Oklahoma, he went on to study Evolutionary Zoology and Botany at the University of Oklahoma. His attention quickly turned to the complex interplay between species in any given ecosystem. His philosophy is guided by understanding natural systems first, then exploiting natural tendencies in the quest for optimum plant and animal health.

Personal work and plenty of hands-on labor has led him to re-examine how plants interact within their environment, how nutrition is procured and, most importantly, how to measure it.

He is currently working on converting Revana Portfolio’s vineyards in Dundee, Napa, and Mendoza over to certified organic farming. The sites are employing several techniques to rapidly increase soil health and available nutrition, including plant sap analysis, soil monitoring, prescribed grazing, and targeted foliar sprays.
Drew Herman