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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
Jean Hoeflinger
Consulting Winemaker
Having worked with Randy and his team for over a decade on some of the most prestigious vineyards in the US, I appreciate that he understands how to translate my winemaking vision into vineyard actions that translate in site specific wines.
VPS has over $2,000,000 to date in grant funding for our clients