Our Team 2017-10-06T22:54:00+00:00
Mike and Mary Ann McNally, Owners

Mary Ann and Mike McNally
Owners

We are often asked, “Why a vineyard in Oregon?” We appreciate the rewards and challenges as growers of quality grapes and value the camaraderie of the Willamette Valley’s supportive wine community. However, it’s the wine: Oregon’s Pinot noir is extraordinary. “Why a vineyard in Oregon?” There is no better life.

Robert Brittain

Robert Brittan
Winemaker

A veteran of the wine industry since the early 1970’s, Robert Brittan began his career in the Central Valley of California. Robert attended the University of California at Davis, graduating with a degree in Fermentation Science in 1981. Robert has made wines for Far Niente Winery, St. Andrews Vineyard and Stags’ Leap Winery. In addition to managing his own vineyard and crafting wines for Brittan Vineyards, Robert is the consulting winemaker for a few select vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley.

Brandy Grey

Brandy Grey
Tasting Room Manager

A former print journalist, Brandy moved to Oregon sight unseen over a decade ago and fell in instant love with the Willamette Valley. While completing the winemaking program at Chemeketa College in Salem, OR, Brandy served as tasting room manager for Colene Clemens Vineyards and has assisted with commercial production of a number of vintages throughout the Valley. Brandy also helps care for her family’s tiny Chehalem Mountain estate. When she’s not at work, Brandy and her husband can be found restoring their historic Queen Anne Victorian and dabbling in dance theater productions whenever possible.

Zach Wentzel

Zach Wentzel
Wine Club Manager

Zach discovered in the Willamette Valley, and Fairsing Vineyard in particular, a pioneering model of ecological stewardship. Before moving to Oregon Zach was mentored in the Santa Rita Hills of California. Originally raised on a farm in rural Iowa, Zach earned degrees in Economics and Management before assisting with operations of his family’s multi-generational business. An ardent saunterer of nature, Zach has embarked on various solo excursions around the world studying the synthesis between landscape and the human experience. Zach’s favorite expression of this sense of place is manifested in microsite Pinot noir.

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke
Executive Chef

A native of Corvalis, Oregon Rebecca is a graduate of the le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia and spent 15 years traveling the world as a chef on private yachts and estates. Rebecca recently returned to Oregon with her husband and keeps busy with renovations on their fixer-upper in the Eola Hills. Rebecca brings a limitless talent in crafting delicious cuisine and creative pairings for our Fairsing Vineyard wines. Rebecca’s humor and acumen extend naturally from kitchen to tasting room.

Kate Spielman

Kate Spielman
Marketing Manager

A Nebraska native with a business degree from Creighton University, Kate is Fairsing Vineyard’s Marketing Manager. Kate’s experience includes restaurant development and operations as well as marketing and sales. When not traveling to Oregon, Kate can be found walking with her rescue dogs, avoiding home-improvement projects or enjoying a glass of wine.

Grape Hauler

The Grape Hauler

Fairsing Vineyard’s eye candy. This gas-guzzling 4400 Chevrolet flat-bed truck with duals loves its mechanic. Born in 1956, the “Grape Hauler” sports a new 350 under the hood, and a heavy-duty transmission. It makes crush pad crews swoon when pulling up with a full load of freshly picked Pinot noir.  When not on the road during harvest, it is home to a family of mice who live beneath the dash.

Doyle and Darcy of Fairsing Vineyard

Doyle and Darcy

Fairsing Vineyard’s dynamic duo. True to their Labrador lineage these knuckleheads haven’t met a picnic lunch or open gate they haven’t taken advantage of. Demoted from positions on our hospitality team due to impromptu bursts of unbridled enthusiasm, these two can be found roaming the orchard or, most likely, lounging in their kennel.