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Randy Heinzen

President

Randy joined VPS in 2013 and acquired the company in May of 2017. Prior to moving his family to Templeton, Randy lived in Napa for 10 years. He most recently was a Vineyard Manager at Beckstoffer Vineyards, where the ranches under his control included To Kalon, Dr. Crane, Las Piedras and many others. Prior to Beckstoffer, Randy was the Director of Vineyard Operations for Saintsbury Winery in Carneros. Randy graduated from Cal Poly with a minor in Viticulture, and spent time at the University of Adelaide in Australia working on a Masters' of Viticulture. He holds several certificates in Winery Business management from Sonoma State and UC Davis, as well as being an Accredited Farm Manager through the ASFMRA. Locally, Randy is involved with several work groups focused on the stewardship of natural resources, including serving on the Board of the Upper Salinas - Las Tablas RCD. Most recently, Randy received the prestigious Winegrape Grower of the Year Award at the 2018 California Mid State Fair.

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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.
Leading the Central Coast in water use technologies, VPS utilizes over 80 soil, water, and canopy sensors in our vineyards