Who We Are

Vineyard Professional Services, Inc. was formed in 1997 by John and Neeltje Crossland to provide a range of top quality cost-effective vineyard services tailored to the individual projects located on California's Central Coast - primarily in the Paso Robles area. Clients include grower-owned acreage as well as wineries.

Vineyard Professional Services employs the latest in technology and the resources of John Crossland's thirty plus years experience in producing the highest quality premium wine grapes. VPS currently manages over 3,000 acres in the Paso Robles/Templeton area and provides consulting services to many other area wineries and vineyards.

A member of the Central Coast Vineyard Team and one of the contributors and architects of the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices, Vineyard Professional Services is committed to the efforts of sustainable farming.

Crossland continues to lead VPS, with the daily operation of VPS handled by COO Randy Heinzen. Randy, who completed studies at Cal Poly, UC Davis and the University of Adelaide, previously managed vineyard operations for a Napa winery and most recently the Beckstoffer's esteemed Napa Cabernet Sauvignon properties. These men are further supported by our experienced team of Vineyard Managers: Jon Winstead (Chico State, Agriculture Science), Linnea Norton (Cal Poly, Viticulture and Soil Science), Oliver Matthews (Fresno St., Viticulture), and Paul Crout (Cal Poly, Physical Geography). 

Vineyard Professional Services also provides our clients with high level administrative and accounting support. Our accounting and budget systems keep our clients informed of the economic transactions on a monthly basis with a month to date and year to date comparison to their annual budgets. 


Vineyard Professional Services, Inc.

John T. Crossland, President

Randy Heinzen, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Hurdle, Vice President Finance, CFO

Linnea Norton, Viticulture Logistics Manager

Jon Winstead, Vineyard Manager

Oliver Matthews, Vineyard Manager

Paul Crout, Vineyard Manager, Viticulturist

Eric Steiger, Fleet Manager

Marianne Leyva, Controller

Jen Acevedo, Office Administrator