Chuy works with Derek to keep the vineyard in tip-top shape.
Born in Oxaca, Mexico, he moved to the US with his family as a young boy and attended high school in Hillsboro. Chuy worked for a number of Oregon’s top vineyards before joining Patton Valley in 2001. An expert viticulturalist, he is instrumental in all of the critical vineyard activities throughout the growing season, is a key member of the harvest team, and is Patton Valley’s primary pruner, along with his wife, Cecelia. Chuy has an excellent palate and also helps make blending decisions prior to bottling.
When not working at Patton Valley, Chuy likes to spend time with his family and feeding his soccer addiction by watching his son play and cheering on the Mexican national team.