Steve and his wife Flora had a lifelong dream of owning a vineyard and making their own wine. This dream became a reality when they purchased Beran Vineyards in 2012, one of the oldest intact original plantings in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.
Together, Steve and Flora now work on every aspect of the winemaking process at Ruby Vineyard, from driving the tractor to pouring flights for guests in the tasting room. They believe in farming the vineyard and making wine with intent, vigilance, and minimal intervention. They hope to carry forward and contribute to the legacy of this very special winemaking region.