Born and allegedly raised in Bellingham Washington, Evan Bellingar has nurtured a lifetime love of growing things, learning, and the outdoors. He earned a degree in Horticulture from Oregon State University, and was OSU's first graduate with the Viticulture and Enology Option. While at OSU he was deeply involved in student groups and government, founding a philanthropic event that is still raising money for agriculture related charities to this day. For work, Evan was the student manager at OSU's research vineyard, learning hands on viticulture from Scott Robbins.
After OSU, Evan came to Yamhill County and worked with a local vineyard development and management company as a vineyard site manager. Evan joined the RP team for the 2011 growing season. When asked about his favorite parts of the job, he had this to say: "Definitely the people. In this business, we get to meet clients from all across the world who have all chosen to be involved with growing Pinot Noir in Oregon. Working with the rest of the RP team is a treat, and a daily learning experience.”
I feel honored to be able to work with so many premier sites and vineyards. The land we are planting now will nurture the vines producing fine wine for decades and generations to come. It is an honor and responsibility to be a part of that legacy."
In his spare time, Evan also enjoys landscape gardening and growing bonsai trees, reading, running, garagiste style wine making, kayaking and going for walks in the beautiful streets of Newberg with his family.