Director of Viticulture
Ask Leigh where she was raised and you’ll need to reach for a globe! A “Navy Brat”, as she calls herself, home for her growing up was Virginia, Hawaii and exotic faraway places like the Philippines, Japan, Spain and London. After graduating from High School in London, she attended the University of Oregon, then University of California/Davis where she earned her Master’s degree in Viticulture.
Leigh has worked in wine regions around the world, meeting a host of people from a variety of cultures along the way. She gained experience at such respected properties as Domaine Denis Mortet in Gevrey Chambertin; Seresin Estate, Marlborough New Zealand; Robert Mondavi Winery, California; Cain Vineyard and Winery, California; Caliterra/Vina Errazuriz in Chile and Andrew Will Winery in Washington.
Leigh joined Results Partners in 2014, after nearly fourteen years as Director of Vineyard Operations at Archery Summit Winery. Her vineyard management style is a blend of scientific knowledge and experienced instinct, stemming from years of experimenting with pruning techniques, vine spacing, trellising, cover crop and clonal selection.
What attracted Leigh to Results Partners? “The high caliber of individuals working at RP. Each person brings their own experience and expertise, but what is most important, is the synergy that comes from the team approach. Each vineyard is discussed with the group, each problem is considered by many, and each success is celebrated collectively.”
Well-versed in organic and biodynamic farming practices, Leigh’s philosophy is simple “I feel that beyond respecting the land, these methods also yield healthier and more expressive fruit.”
Leigh and her winemaker husband, Patrick Reuter, co-own Dominio IV Winery in McMinnville. She still loves traveling, but her favorite hobby these days is being mom to two sons, getting them “here and there” and watching them grow and mature.