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The Alloro Vineyard Team


David Nemarnik Vineyard Manager & Proprietor

David’s lifetime of experience around beautiful food—ranging from early family trips to Italy and Croatia, to his present tenure as CEO of the family produce company—anchors Alloro in a tradition of mindful dining. Committed to creating quality through hard work, he manages our vineyard with painstaking attention to detail in the hope of producing wines that amplify the vitality of the table.
See David interviewed here.

 

Tom Fitzpatrick Winemaker & General Manager

Meticulous and inquisitive by nature—and equipped with a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from U.C. Davis—Tom has pursued the winegrowing craft all over the world, from California and New Zealand, to Burgundy and Oregon. He spares no detail in the quest to produce wines that reveal the true personality of a site and an expression of each vintage. Classically oriented, his wines are all about finesse, delivering expressive aromatics, textural focus, and a vibrant palate.

David Lopez Vineyard Foreman

David is a broadly skilled agriculturalist with a hand in all aspects of Alloro farming. A former racehorse stable manager who knows the significance of details, he helps realize our vision for responsible, top-quality farming with his hard-won talents—from performing all tractor work in the vineyard, to directing crews at the most demanding times of year, to shepherding the resident flock of heritage sheep and registered Hereford cattle.


Eric PloofGeneral Manager

Eric is an east coast transplant and brings with him a diverse hospitality background in winery operations, hotels, and restaurants.  With a passion for thoughtful hospitality, his vision is to position Alloro as the premier wine and food experience for members and guests.

Andrew WardAssistant Winemaker

Growing up in a midwest household with a chef as a mother, Andrew learned at a young age to appreciate the communal value and pure enjoyment shared food and drink provides. Hyper focused on the details and a true believer in terroir-driven wines, Andrew fully embraces the opportunity to work with and learn from the Alloro team and vineyard.

Chris SmithExecutive Chef

A Seattle area native, Chris joins Alloro Vineyard after serving four years as the Executive Chef at The Allison Inn & Spa. His love of partnering with the local community of growers and creating a sustainable culinary program makes him the ideal fit for our team. Chris will focus on creating wine and food experiences from the ground up while harnessing Alloro's commitment to excellence and thoughtful hospitality.