About Results Partners

Our History

Results Partners was founded in 1985 by the late Mark Benoit under its original name “Willamette Valley Vineyard Services.” In 1986, in response to a growing demand among then Oregon wine industry pioneers for specialty vineyard supplies and equipment Mark opened the doors to the new Oregon Vineyard Supply. In 1998, Mark sold both companies to Kevin Chambers and Dean Foreseth who renamed the vineyard management company “Results Partners”. They felt the name clearly defined the mission for the company, to provide professional, collaborative vineyard management and development to vineyard owners.

In the following decades, as the industry grew and planted acreage across the state increased, Results Partners expanded its services to over three-thousand acres. The company’s geographic footprint expanded into The Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, and The Columbia Valley in Washington catering to both large and small vineyard and winery partners. Now after forty years of providing professional vineyard management and development services in the Northwest, Results Partners continues to foster long-term relationships with vineyard owners, winemakers, and industry leaders, keeping true to our name.

We take great pride in the family of vineyards we manage, always striving to be on the cutting edge of viticultural research

Our Team

Our team-driven management style allows us to draw on the unique expertise and experiences of each of our managers, allowing us to offer more collective vineyard experience, know-how, and personalized service than any other vineyard management company. Each vineyard is discussed within the group, each problem is considered by many, and each success is celebrated collectively.

With Results Partners you’ll find an impressive history of vineyard management from many prestigious West Coast vineyard and winery operations, coupled with diverse international farming experiences in Europe, South America and New Zealand.

Daniel Fey, Results Partners
Daniel Fey
President

Bio

Daniel was raised on a farm in Weinfelden (Wine Field), located in Northeastern Switzerland where his family has been growing grapes since the 1930’s, dominantly Pinot Noir. His dad was a Master Vintner and taught Daniel from an early age vineyard practices and work ethics.

After earning an M.S. degree in horticulture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Daniel was an instructor at the Agricultural College of Canton Thurgau where he taught biology, soil science, plant nutrition and crop production to future farmers.  Daniel gained additional leadership experience as a Panzergrenadier 1st Lieutenant in the Swiss Army.

Fueled by the Irish saying “The safest place for a ship is a haven but that is not what it’s built for”, Daniel collected his belongings and immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. He worked as a Vineyard Manager for WillaKenzie Estate in Yamhill for eleven years before joining Results Partners in the Spring of 2010.  “I like working for RP because of all the interesting people we come into contact with, and it’s a pleasure to work for such a diverse clientele. Aside from a strong management team, I also enjoy working with an experienced and motivated crew who help us to make things happen in the vineyard.”

When not in a vineyard, you’ll find Daniel and his wife Angelina in a pasture on their Yamhill ranch, where they breed, raise and sell high quality Registered Texas Longhorn cattle.

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Luke Pedotti, Results Partners
Luke Pedotti
Vice President
Director of Development

Bio

A native of Northern California, Luke was raised on his family’s cattle ranch on the Sonoma County coast.  It was here and through his involvement in 4-H, FFA and collegiate Agricultural organizations that he gained his appreciation for farming and hard work.  

Luke paired a B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management with a minor in Ag Business and viticulture studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before moving back home to Sonoma County in 1998.  Once there he started his viticulture career at Dutton Ranch where he was involved in all phases of vineyard development and management in the Russian River Valley.

A college friend turned Luke on to an opportunity to manage vineyards in the Willamette Valley in 2001.  After visiting the valley and being really taken by its beauty, Luke accepted a job offer with Evergreen Agricultural Enterprises in McMinnville to be their vineyard manager.  Luke was also Director of Vineyard Operations for Winemakers Investment Properties where he was responsible for vineyards in both Marion and Yamhill Counties.  However, it wasn’t until he joined Results Partners that he would feel “most at home”.   Among other responsibilities, Luke oversees vineyard development for the company.  “I’ve always liked to build things.  Seeing the potential in an undeveloped piece of property and turning it into a high quality vineyard operation is very gratifying.  I appreciate that RP places a high value on professionalism, not only with clients but between associates and industry peers.” 

Luke and his wife Nikki, daughter Alexis and son Nolan live on a small farm in the Dundee Hills where they raise sheep, goats, chickens and as of 2021 planted their first vines on the property. “Nikki and I have always wanted our children to be raised in a similar rural environment as we did growing up and feel very fortunate that we have been able to realize that here in Oregon.” 

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Leigh Bartholomew, Results Partners
Leigh Bartholomew
Director of Viticulture

Bio

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.

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Debra Odea Lightner, Results Partners
Debra O’Dea-Lightner
BusinesS Manager

Bio

Born and raised in North Carolina, Debra made the trek to Oregon after high school and settled into Newberg in 1988.

Always interested in numbers, her accounting career started at a local Honda dealership, then after nine years, she expanded upon her business management skills by working for a small local business for another five years. Always looking for ways to take her business skills one step further, she went back to school in 2003 and earned her insurance license which led her to State Farm Insurance for three years.

Although her foray into the insurance world was fun, she readily admits “I really missed the accounting and business aspects of my career, so when the opportunity to work for Results Partners in 2006 presented itself, I jumped! “ I absolutely love working for Results Partners and the great team that I get to work with every day. Everyone on our team takes great pride in making sure we deliver the best service possible to our clients, and I like feeling like we are all on the same page.”

Weekends find Debra and her husband, Scott, spending time with friends, camping and riding motorcycles, playing with her two adorable grandsons who also live locally, and enjoying her dogs, Sophie, Trooper and Dixie.

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Evan Bellinger, Results Partners
Evan Bellingar
Director of Vineyard Operations

Bio

Born and 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. 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 winegrapes 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.”

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Alex Cabrera, Results Partners
Alex Cabrera
Director of Vineyard Operations

Bio

While Alex grew up in 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 pisco 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, 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 managers that allows for enthusiastic discussions on viticultural topics as well as managerial freedom to think “outside the box” on farming values that best meet the client’s needs.

Being a father of two little bundles of ‘ever-present’ joy, Luca and Aitana, keeps his hobbies to a minimum, however the whole Cabrera family enjoys traveling to warm climates, especially visiting family and enjoying the great food of Peru. He and his wife Lorena do find time to stay active, enjoying water and snow sports and continuing to spoil their boxer (lap) dog, named Jackson.

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Evan Strode, Results Partners
Evan strode
Director of Vineyard Operations

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Originally hailing from the Midwest, Evan has always been around the family business of farming row crops, raising livestock, and brewing choice beverages.  It was there in the Midwest where his passion for horticulture and the science behind it began and led him to the University of Missouri.   

While majoring in Food Science and Nutrition with minors in both Enology and Viticulture, Evan found his true passion in the vineyard while working for the University of Missouri’s Grape and Wine Institute. There, he was part of a tight knit team that conducted extensive research throughout the states of Missouri and Arkansas helping to ensure the growth and prosperity of the continental climate grape. When his studies concluded in 2013, he decided to take a leap and see what the Pacific Northwest had to offer. After several internships in the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon, Evan decided it was time to put down roots. During the winter of 2015, he met with the team of Results Partners, and it felt like home. It was at that time, Evan happily accepted a job as a Viticultural Technician and the rest is, as we say, history! 

During his time at Results Partners, Evan has had his hands in all aspects of the vineyard business. From working with the development team to vineyard operations and production of some of the highest quality vineyards in the industry, Evan says that his true joy comes from working hard alongside everyone that’s involved in the process. “I truly enjoy the ability to work alongside such professionals and leaders within the Oregon Wine Industry. The individuals within the family of Results Partners are truly incredible and invigorating.”   

When he isn’t found in the vineyard, he can be found spending time with his wife Caroline or out playing golf with friends. He says his true hobby and passion is farming but a close second to that is anything sports related. 

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Nick M, Results Partners
Nick Mackay
Director of Vineyard Operations –
Columbia Valley

Bio

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 Manager 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.

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José Lopez, Results Partners
Jose Lopez
Vineyard Operations MAnager
Dan Hoecker, Results Partners
Dan Hoecker
Development Operations Manager
Jessica, Results Partners
Jessica Dunnam
Viticulturist
Dale, Results Partners
Dale Kurtz
Service Manager
Patrick Sullivan, Results Partners
Patrick Sullivan
Vineyard Manager Columbia Valley
Alejandro, Results Partners
Alejandro Moreno
Vineyard Manager
Daniel, Results Partners
Daniel Barajas
Vineyard Manager
Morgan Garay, Results Partners
Morgan Garay
Vineyard Manager
Sawyer Bagge, Results Partners
Sawyer Bagge
Vineyard Manager
Alejandro Avalos, Results Partners
Alejandro Avalos
Vineyard Manager
Chris Hubert, Results Partners
Chris Hubert
Project Manager

Industry Involvement

We are vested in the success of the Oregon and Washington wine industry.

At Results Partners we share a common belief that viticulture is the profession we were meant to be in, and carry that philosophy through all aspects of our management style.  We’re vested in the success of the Oregon and Washington wine industry and support the following industry events and associations.

Willamette Valley Winegrowers Association
LIVE Certified Sustainable
Salud - to our health
Oregon Winegrowers Association
Oregon Wine Board
Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association
Eola-Amity Hills Winegrowers Association
Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association
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