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Vineyard Professional Services Announces Jon Winstead as Vineyard Manager & Logistics Manager

Posted on February 16, 2016

 Vineyard Professional Services, Inc, (VPS), a vineyard management company serving the Paso Robles wine industry, announces the addition of Jon Winstead to its Vineyard Manager team and the promotion of Linnea Norton to the newly-created role of Viticulture Logistics Manager.

Winstead grew up in the foothills of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley wine region. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences from Chico State, he began working for Ernest and Julio Gallo in their Sonoma County vineyards. Winstead worked throughout the Sonoma County AVA managing and developing Gallo’s various properties for nearly 10 years. Winstead moved to Paso Robles in 2003 to manage Gallo’s Central Coast vineyards, spanning the counties of Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Locally, he has served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Central Coast Vineyard Team. His duties with VPS will include overseeing a number of VPS estate winery properties and prominent vineyards throughout the Paso Robles wine region.

Linnea Norton has worked with VPS since she was a Freshman at Cal Poly studying Soil Science and Viticulture over ten years ago. Previously, as a Vineyard Manager, Norton oversaw the management of many prestigious westside winery estates and worked closely with the winemaking teams and property owners to produce some of the area’s most highly-awarded wines. In the newly-created position of Viticulture Logistics Manager, Norton will coordinate vineyard equipment and mechanical operations. In addition, she will help integrate technology suppliers and viticulture data into VPS management practices.

For further information and photos, please visit our website, or contact President, John Crossland or COO Randy Heinzen at 805-434-2044.

About Vineyard Professional Services (VPS) - Established in 1997, VPS is the premier vineyard management company located on California’s Central Coast. VPS provides complete vineyard operations management to over 30 clients, managing over 3,000 acres throughout the Paso Robles wine region. Services include site selection, soils and water evaluation, rootstock and scion selection, vineyard layout and development, vineyard nutrition, irrigation analysis, disease identification, sustainable and organic farming practices, year round vineyard management, harvest and crew management, consulting and grape broking. For further information, please visit or contact John Crossland or Randy Heinzen at 805-434-2044. VPS is located at 3990 Ruth Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Job Function: Vineyard Management/Viticulture

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