Bob Bailey



Bob grew up in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. After serving two years in the Navy in the late 1960ís, he returned to Fresno State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.

In the early 1970ís, after a brief introductory stay in Oregon, Bobís experience in viticulture began as a vineyard foreman in the Columbia Valley of southeast Washington. There he realized that viticulture would be his passion and profession- offering a way of life he knew was a perfect fit.

Returning to California, Bob completed with honors, the viticulture program at Santa Rosa Junior College, taught at that time by Richard Thomas. After several years of being involved in managing and developing vineyards in Sonoma County, he and his wife, Kathie, chose to return to her native state of Oregon to become part of the Oregonís blossoming wine industry.

Within a few years, Bob established his own company, managing and consulting with vineyards throughout the Willamette and Umpqua Valleys. In the mid-1990ís his focus became dedicated to Oregonís north Willamette Valleyís premium vineyards and wineries.

Bob and his experienced team at Northwest Vineyard Service have developed and manage many of the areaís premium vineyards. Sunset View Ranch, his own vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, showcases his skills for aesthetic vineyard layout and the latest techniques in vineyard management.






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