Eric Ertle

Cellar Master

Eric is the nephew of Laurel Ridge founders Susan and David Teppola. He is a native Oregonian and attended the University of Oregon earning a dual degree in Economics and Political Science in 2012. After spending several years in the banking industry following college, Eric decided to take the bold leap to becoming a harvest intern in the fall of 2015. He instantly fell in love with the process of wine making and decided to stay on with the team after harvest, becoming the Laurel Ridge Cellar Master. Eric now attends the Northwest Wine Studies Center for Enology. When not expertly managing Laurel Ridge inventory and assisting in the day-to-day operation of the winery, you can usually find Eric walking the property with his boxer, Jake.

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