Kelley Stearns Fox, Owner and Winemaker
I am still writing everything, so no third person narrative of myself. I have been a full-time winemaker in the Willamette Valley of Oregon for over 15 years.
My past experience includes Torii Mor (2000, 2001), Hamacher (2002, 2003), and The Eyrie Vineyards (2004). I have also worked a vintage in Central Otago, New Zealand. I was the winemaker at Scott Paul Wines in Carlton from August 2005 through about mid-April 2015.
My first four years were in the Midwest, the next five in the Netherlands and finished high school (The Hockaday School) in Dallas, Texas. My education includes a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology from Texas AM University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University and was admitted to the PhD program in Biochemistry.
Before completing the doctorate, I changed my path to pursue winemaking. I learned winemaking not from a classroom or textbooks, but directly from Oregon winemakers who had put in some serious time. By far my biggest influence was and continues to be (until forever) my dear friend and former employer, the late David Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards. David was the ultimate iconoclast who pioneered the Oregon wine industry in the 1960’s.
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