WALLA WALLA VALLEY VINEYARDS OF DISTINCTION
LEOBARDO "LUPE" GOMEZ
Sadie Drury is a Walla Walla native who has been passionate about agriculture since her first job of picking strawberries at the age of 12. In 2007 Sadie decided to combine her passion for agriculture with her love for fine wine by attending the Center for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College and pursuing a career in viticulture. In 2008 Sadie started an internship at Ciel du Cheval Vineyard where she moved up the ranks to Assistant Vineyard Manager. Sadie joined the North Slope Management team in early 2013.
Natalie Horner, Finance Manager, brings a blend of local roots, talent and expertise with numbers to the team at SeVein. Transitioning from being a partner in a local accounting firm, Natalie's professional career includes 28 years of experience in finance and accounting.
A longtime resident of the Walla Walla Valley, Natalie's early ties to agriculture began while working wheat harvest during high school before briefly leaving the area to attend college at Brigham Young University and the University of Washington.
LEOBARDO "LUPE" GOMEZ
Lupe has a long tenure of nurturing the valley’s embryonic vineyard production. He started with Norm McKibben and Tom Waliser in 1991 planting the first blocks that were Pepper Bridge North and are now part of the larger Pepper Bridge Vineyard. Soon to follow in the mid-90s were plantings at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard. He has been instrumental in the conversion of hundreds of acres of cherries, apples and wheat fields into some of the world’s finest vineyards. Lupe has trained hundreds of vineyard technicians and more than a few vineyard managers.
SeVein Water Association Manager
Larry grew up at the foot of Seven Hills Vineyard working on his family’s apple orchard. Trained in electronics while in the U.S. Air Force, he subsequently worked as an electrical designer, undertaking large–scale projects in the industrial, municipal and nuclear sectors. In 2006, Larry brought significant expertise in industrial automation programming to the irrigation water supply infrastructure for Seven Hills Vineyard and SeVein. He manages our SCADA system for water distribution.
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