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Linnea Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Linnea started her career at VPS as an intern during her Cal Poly studies in 2005. After graduating from Cal Poly with B.S. degrees  in  both Viticulture and Soil Science, she joined VPS full-time as a Vineyard Manager.  She was responsible for the development and management of many unique west-side Paso Robles vineyards.  In 2016, Norton helped create the position of Viticulture Logistics Manager to better coordinate vineyard equipment and mechanical operations. At the beginning of 2020, Norton accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer, placing her at the helm of the farming and business operations at VPS. As a local leader and advocate for the Paso Robles wine industry and community at large, Norton's responsibility over the VPS team and clients is focused on how best to represent and enhance fruit quality here on the Central Coast.  

Vineyard Consulting
& Development
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