Director of Vineyard Operations - Columbia Valley
Nick was born and raised in Pasco, Washington where his family settled and began farming in the late 1800’s. His first agricultural experiences came when his father decided to develop 20 acres of land into an estate vineyard in the then new Red Mountain AVA. At a young age Nick knew he wanted to farm wine grapes as a career.
After graduating high school, he attended Washington State University where he majored in Viticulture & Enology and graduated with honors in 2015. Before graduating college, Nick was hired by Mercer Ranches as a Vineyard Irrigation Manager and would become their Vineyard Manger over the following seasons. During his time at Mercer Ranches, Nick assisted in the development of over 250 acres of vineyard, the management of over 2000 acres, and the establishment of the most extensive vineyard mechanization program in the state of Washington.
Nick gained more experience in the industry over the next 2 seasons farming for Shaw Vineyards and managing their 600-acre Horn Rapids Vineyard. In February of 2020 Nick accepted the position and challenge of assisting Results Partners in establishing their presence in the Columbia Valley.
Nick is currently leading operations in the Columbia Valley and offering services including full vineyard management, vineyard development, contract labor, custom machine and hand harvest, and an array of a la carte services.
When Nick is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, attending WSU Cougar football games, golfing with friends, and drinking Washington wine.