Director of Operations
Alex hails from the Eugene area, but proudly states he is a “Beaver Believer.” Son of an American mother and Peruvian father, his viticulture journey started in Peru, where he worked at his extended family’s brandy business, doing back-breaking work with pergola-trellised grapevines.
Originally a student of the biochemistry and biophysics program at OSU, Alex decided to switch to the Viticulture and Enology program to pursue the science and art of grape growing and wine making. Alex started his career as Vineyard Manager at Abacela, the premier producer of New World Tempranillo located in Roseburg, Oregon, where he oversaw the management and continued development of Abacela’s complex estate vineyards containing varied soil types, many warm climate varietals, and a myriad of topographies.
About working at RP, Alex shares that he enjoys the opportunity to work with a variety of professional clients by farming a broad range of geographical sites with complimentary management philosophies. He is fortunate to be a part of the teamwork and cross-training between RP managers that allows for avid discussions on viticultural topics as well as managerial freedom to think “outside the box” on protocols that best meet the client’s needs.
In his downtime Alex enjoys traveling to warm climates, especially visiting family and enjoying the great food of Peru. He also enjoys water and snow sports, and he and his wife are the proud owners of a spoiled boxer dog, named Jackson.