Meet The Winemaker « Freja

Meet The Winemaker

winemakerWinemaker: William A. Gianopulos Willy became interested in wine and grape growing while completing a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering in Stockholm, Sweden. During his three year residence in  Europe, a visit to Burgundy’s famed Cote D’Or region was the catalyst for the intense interest and passion for Pinot Noir wines. His relatives have been growing grapes and making wine for generations in the mountainous Greek Peloponnese region.  Willy was raised in Woodstock, N.Y during the 1960/70s among prominent artists, musicians, poets and writers. It left an imprint of creative artistry, another key ingredient to fine wine making.  The vineyard was established in 1988 and the winery was operational in 1998.  The winery is open to the public at Valentine’s, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Holidays, A Summer Concert or for private tours by appointment only for 4 tasters or more. (503)628-0337