The Pressing Plant

Owner(s) Sheri Hood
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Sheri Hood is the winemaker behind this small label. She is an assistant winemaker at Ponzi Vineyards who has a colorful history. While attending Rutgers Unviversity, she became the Director of Promotions for Thirsty Ear Communications in New York City. Eventually Shirley O'Loughlin started Forever Changes Management and began managing bands. By 1998, she was burned out in the music industry and she moved to Portland, Oregon where she caught the wine bug.

Sheri worked harvest alongside Laurent Montalieu and the late Jami Brooks and was hooked on winemaking. She attended UC Davis and did stints at multiple wineries in Australia, New Zealand and Oregon.

The 2012 inaugural 224-case Pinot Noir release is from Rocky Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity AVA named "Smash It Up."

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