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.

Vanessa Sitowski

General Manager

Vanessa joined the Pfeiffer family back in 2013. After 7 years (and many, many tears), she decided to follow a different career path. Well, that didn’t last long ~ she has returned to Pfeiffer Winery, where her heart and soul belongs. Vanessa met and married her husband, Justis right here at Pfeiffer Winery back in 2015 (Robin and Danuta married us!) When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, kids and fur babies, Romeo and Juliette. She and her husband have also acquired a passion for fishkeeping ~ they currently have 9  fish tanks.  She loves the new Pfeiffer Brut! 

Casey Bush

Tasting Room Manager

Casey grew up in Arcata, California. She attended the University of North Dakota and studied forensic science/genetics, then did a year at College of the Redwoods with General studies, then a year at Consumnes River College in Sacramento for architecture, and finally Southern Oregon University for music.  She participated in the Symphonies at UND and SOU and has been playing the violon for 31 years. In her spare time she is hanging out with her 3 kids, 2 dogs and kitty cat. Her favorite Pfeiffer wine is a cold glass of Pinot Gris on a summer day.

Bella Garcia

Event Coordinator

Bella grew up in Oakland, California before moving to Eugene for school. She is currently attending the University of Oregon studying Journalism with a focus in Advertising. She hopes to one day work on a creative team for an Advertising Agency or go into wine sales. Bella wanted to work at Pfeiffer to learn how our wine is made and have a hands-on part of the process from harvest, to bottling, to selling to our guests. When she’s not pouring wine in our tasting room she is hanging out with her 10 month old nephew and her two parakeets.

To book your upcoming events contact Bella at events@pfeifferwinery.com

Dylan Carp

Wine Club Manager

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 one day. 

To contact Dylan regarding Wine Club questions: wineclub@pfeifferwinery.com

Abbey Winter

Tasting Room Associate

Abbey is a former pharmacy student and worked in the medical field before she joined the Pfeiffer team.  She loves middle eastern food, going to the ocean, and listening to music.  With pure luck, all of those things at once is perfection! She decided to visit her first love which is to work at an invigorating and passionate winery.  Abbey is dedicated to creating beautiful tasting experiences. Every day is a joy working at Pfeiffer Winery, and she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! 

Amanda Morrow

Tasting Room Associate

Growing up in the Southern Willamette Valley, Amanda has had experience working in the wine industry for almost 10 years. With degrees in Baking, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, she loves to discuss wine and food pairings. In her off time, she can be found with her daughter fishing on the Siuslaw River, painting, baking, and all around shenanigans. Amanda is also involved in the Adopt the Road Program, the Lorane Rural Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter, and is a first responder.

Patrick Hilligoss

Tasting Room Associate

Patrick grew up in Redwood, California and attended Southern Oregon University to study Business Administration and hopes to one day work in finance someday. He enjoys being outdoors either hiking a new trail or kayaking the local rivers. Patrick has a deep love and red wines and enjoys pairing our 2020 Toast Pinot Noir with a steak dinner. Patrick has a fraternal twin!

Noah Band

Tasting Room Associate

Noah grew up in Park City, Utah.  After finishing high school at a military academy, Noah took some time to alternate between work and travel, where he first found his passion for wine.  Noah moved to Oregon a few years later due to his love of the landscape and its wine industry.  When he’s not out at a concert, hiking, or at the theater, Noah likes to enjoy a glass of Blue Dot Reserve Pinot Noir. Be sure to say “hi” during your next visit!

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