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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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David Beckstoffer
President, Beckstoffer Vineyards
At Beckstoffer Vineyards, we pride ourselves on our viticultural expertise, professionalism, and attention to our clients’ needs.  As our former Vineyard Manager, Randy embodied all of these and was a huge asset to our company.
Randy Heinzen has grown fruit for seven 100 point wines!