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Ivan Gonzales

Vineyard Manager

Ivan moved to VPS in early 2018 after several years as a vineyard manager in Napa and Sonoma.  A native of Napa, Ivan was the first of his extended family to attend and receive a college degree, matriculating from Cal Poly SLO with a BS in Viticulture in 2012.  Ivan is a Licensed PCA, with extensive experience managing organically certified ranches.  Having grown up in the wine industry due to his father's almost 40-year career in vineyard management, Ivan's first full-time position came the summer after high school as a winery intern at Saintsbury in Napa. Since then Ivan has worked as a winery research assistant at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and held numerous vineyard management positions at Premier Pacific Vineyards (Santa Rita Hills) and Clark Vineyard Management (St. Helena). In addition to vineyard management oversight of several prominent winery estate properties, Ivan balances his passion for winegrowing with the novelty and trials of being a new parent.

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Tyler Thomas
President & Winemaker, Dierberg Vineyards
Randy and the VPS team have been a tremendous resource for our operation. They epitomize professionalism in viticulture and farming operations with their acumen, response times, and communication. As a winemaker, I particularly enjoy Randy's enthusiasm for wine which results in an appreciation of the wider picture of the business.
Randy Heinzen has grown fruit for seven 100 point wines!