JP was born in Mendoza, Argentina, which is most known as Argentina’s wine country. JP comes from a multi-generational line of wine entrepreneurs. He completed a five year degree in agricultural sciences, with a focus in enology and viticulture at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. In 2001, he came to Oregon looking for new challenges and attracted by Oregon’s growing wine industry. In 2002, he met his wife Doris and both decided to settle in Oregon.
JP has 19 years of experience in winemaking with vintages worked in Oregon and Argentina, including time at Willamette Valley Vineyards, Soter Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate, Elizabeth Chambers Cellars and since 2018 as Head Winemaker for Silvan Ridge.
JP started his own project, Valcan Cellars, with his wife Doris back in 2012. Craving to grow his own grapes for Valcan Cellars, he took over Rainbow’s End Vineyard in 2013 and later in 2016, Mountain View Vineyard. Both vineyards are located in Monroe. Juan Pablo was appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Wine Board in 2012 and served as chairman of the Oregon Wine Standing Committee on Research until 2018. He is a well-rounded wine professional who understands Oregon’s wine industry and the winemaking process from the vine to glass.
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