Our Team 2017-07-26T00:52:46+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
Tasting Room Associate

A native of rural Iowa, Zach is an economics graduate from the University of Iowa. Zach brings over seven years experience in the agricultural industry, with experience in both the Oregon and California wine markets. When not at work, Zach can be found exploring the mountains and coastline of the Pacific Northwest, exercising his blue tick coonhound, or delving into a good book.

Rebecca Clarke
Tasting Room Associate

Rebecca is a native of the Willamette Valley (Corvallis, OR). A graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia, Rebecca spent 15 years traveling the world as a chef on private yachts and estates. She recently returned to Oregon with her husband and are keeping themselves busy renovating their fixer-upper in the Eola Hills. She brings to Fairsing Vineyard her passion for wine along with experience in gourmet food, high-end hospitality and inspired service.

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.