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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.  

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Austin Hope
Hope Family Wines
Randy has been a key component in our quest for excellence and sustainability, not only  in our estate vineyard but also an advisor for us on our 50 plus family farmed vineyards that go into making all our Austin Hope wines. Randy has global experience from Australia to Napa and has worked on some of the most sought after vineyards in the world. His knowledge and approach to developing and growing world class wine grapes is unparalleled. The Paso Robles wine community is very fortunate to have Randy helping shape this region to be the best it can be.
VPS brokered 3,000 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2019 at 28% above District average