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Jon Winstead

VP of Vineyard Operations

Jon joined VPS in early 2016 after a decade of managing the Central Coast operations for E&J Gallo. Winstead grew up in the foothills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley wine region. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences from Chico State, he began working for Ernest and Julio Gallo in their Sonoma County vineyards. Winstead worked throughout the Sonoma County AVA managing and developing Gallo’s various properties for nearly 10 years. Winstead moved to Paso Robles in 2003 to manage Gallo’s Central Coast vineyards, spanning the counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Locally, he has served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Central Coast Vineyard Team, as well as recently serving as a Director on the board of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. His duties with VPS include overseeing a number of VPS estate winery properties and prominent vineyards throughout the Paso Robles wine region.

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Management
Vineyard Consulting
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Advisory
Equipment
Services
Tony Correia
The Correia Company
It has been my good fortune to have known and worked with Randy Heinzen for many years, in both the Central Coast and the heady arena of Napa Valley. His obvious viticultural skills and knowledge are exceeded only by his unique ability to understand and implement the econometrics of vineyard investments, development and management, walking the tightrope of creating and preserving value while minimizing risks.
Leading the Central Coast in water use technologies, VPS utilizes over 80 soil, water, and canopy sensors in our vineyards