Pfeiffer Winery Team

Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer

Owners & Winemakers

Robin grew up on the land that is now Pfeiffer Vineyards & Winery. His family raised sheep and chickens for 30 years and lived in a small Quonset house where the winery parking lot is now. He acquired 2 Master Degrees, in Foreign Language Studies and Counseling. He lived in Peru, Mexico and Chile and taught at the University of San Marcos in Lima. He was also a Spanish teacher for 33 years. Robin is one of the early pioneers in the state wine industry having planted his 70-acre vineyard on the south facing slope of the property in 1984. He also planted a sustainable, award-winning forest on the north-facing slope.

Danuta was a ski instructor, swim instructor, scuba diver, sky diver, and a long distance bicycle rider. Her first book, Watersafe Your Baby in One Week, was the first definitive book on teaching water survival to infants. Graduating from the University of Colorado, and through various high-profile TV and radio jobs in San Diego, she became the co-host on the international television show, The 700 Club with Pat Robertson. Disillusioned, she retreated to her progressive roots, wrote an award-winning book, Chiseled, and now makes wine, loves and laughs with Robin, the love of her life.

Bill Kremer

Winemaker

Bill has been working in the Oregon wine industry since 1995 and began working as Pfeiffer Winery’s consulting winemaker in 2008. He has a Masters Degree in Enology from UC Davis, and a Masters Degree in Clinical Microbiology from the University of Washington. Bill was born in South Dakota, and worked as a Medical Technologist after undergraduate college, but was drawn to live on the west coast. He guides the wines (and the Pfeiffer’s) through the process from “vine-to-wine”.

Theodore Baglien

Assistant Wine Maker

Theodore is a Corvallis native and received his bachelor’s degree in enology and viticulture from Oregon State University. When he’s not assisting our wine maker at Pfeiffer, he is an avid photographer and mixologist with a passion for cooking. Theodore was driven to a career in wine because of his deep appreciation for the uniqueness and complexity of wine.  He enjoys sipping a glass of his favorite Oregon Pinot Noir while playing Eve online.

Jennifer Williams

Wine Club & Event Manager

Jennifer is Alaskan born, but Oregon raisedShe recently moved back to Oregon from Alaska after working in journalism and broadcasting since 2016. Continuing her career here as a journalist she works for a newspaper in Corvallis and has been published in the New York Times. In her free time, she can be found with a glass of our Blanc de Noirs in hand while recording an episode for her podcast where she talks to people about mental health.

 To contact Jennifer regarding events or Wine Club questions: wineclub@pfeifferwinery.com

Monique Balas Butler

Office Manager

Monique first discovered the wonders of wine while living in France as an exchange student and has been cultivating it ever since. Monique has a background in journalism and wrote a weekly column about pets for The Oregonian / OregonLive before moving to Eugene in 2015. She enjoys reading, running, playing the clarinet, spending time with her husband and their 2 cats, and connecting with people over great wine and conversation.

Shannon Lewis

Tasting Room Manager

Shannon grew up in Southern Indiana, near the Ohio River, and studied Marine Biology, Ecology and Chemistry at University of Oregon. She fell in love with the idea that wine is an ever-changing, evolving fluid until the moment it’s ingested. “I love the science of it all!” she says. Her favorite Pfeiffer wine is the Blanc de Noirs, and in her spare time she fosters and trains canines. Stop by and welcome her to the Pfeiffer family. 

Sophia Baker

Marketing

Sophia was raised in Portland and moved to Eugene to study Public Relations with a double minor in Psychology and Music at the University of Oregon. She recently took up exploring the art of mixology. You can find Sophia with a glass of Blue Line Pinot Noir in hand while singing karaoke with friends. She aspires to work for a PR/Marketing firm in Chicago when she moves there in the fall. In her time here at Pfeiffer she has found a new love for wine marketing.

To contact Sophia regarding marketing questions: marketing@pfeifferwinery.com

Anna Fleischman

Tasting Room Lead

Anna, an Oregon native, grew up visiting wineries which is where her love of wine began. She is a journalism student at the University of Oregon with a minor in global studies. Her favorite Pfeiffer wine is our 2016 Blue Line Pinot Noir. Outside of work, Anna likes to play Dungeons and Dragons, hang out with her rabbit, and get out hiking whenever she can. Fun fact, Anna knows American Sign Language and speaks some Portuguese.

Dylan Carp

Tasting Room Associate

Dylan grew up in Boone, North Carolina before heading to the PNW. He went to college for American Studies and is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. When Dylan is not pouring wine at Pfeiffer, he is usually outdoors either running or hiking or sipping on a glass of our 2017 Barrel Select Pinot Noir. Dylan hopes to one day open his own restaurant

Courtney Baker

Tasting Room Associate

Courtney grew up in Southern Oregon and studied Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and sports business at the University of Oregon. In her spare time, she loves watching Dodger games with her family and forcing her cat to cuddle with a glass of our Blanc de Noirs. When Courtney was younger, she used to force her grandma to put grape juice in a glass so they could drink “wine” together.

Kaylin Bjornn

Tasting Room Associate

Kaylin grew up in Sparks Nevada and studied Secondary Education with an emphasis in Spanish. She enjoys reading and writing in her free time with a glass of 2019 Tango. Kaylin is an avid lover of all creatures with 6 legs and has a pink-toes tarantula for a pet. She hopes to one day foster her love of wine and open her own vineyard.

Casey Bush

Tasting Room Associate

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