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People of Pacifica

Philip Jones

Senior Winemaker/Managing Director

A graduate in Viticulture and Sustainable Pest Management practices from the University of California. Philip moved to New Zealand in 1990 and set up Spencer Hill Estate. He started making Goose Bay kosher wines, distributed through Royal Wines, in 2004. He established Evan's Vineyard in 2006.

Matthew Rutherford

Head Winemaker

Joined Spencer Hill Estate as an assistant winemaker in 1991 and has grown with Spencer Hill Estate to become the winemaker in charge. Matt is in charge of the vintage at Evans Vineyard and coordinates with Royal Wine (Herzog Winery) for bottling.

Rich Garvin


Rich graduated from Fresno State University in Viticulture and moved to Hood River, Oregon 15 years ago. He is in charge of our 25 acres of vineyards and assists with wine production.

Oregon Kosher

Oregon Kosher is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Kashrus through education, research, and supervision. Oregon Kosher provides all of the supervision and labor for making our kosher wines.

Tuvia Berzow

Executive Director

Rabbi Tzvi Fischer

Rabbi Fischer is responsible for the team at Oregon Kosher and has been a key person in helping Pacifica wines happen.