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Born and raised in the Midwest, Monte came to the wine business after training as a biochemist at the University of Wisconsin. With a background in fermentation, he worked for Genentech and Abbott Labs before a desire to marry biotechnology with investments led Monte to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. It was there that he met Dave Chen, and the seeds for Patton Valley were planted. Finishing at Kellogg in the mid-1980’s, he worked for several Wall Street firms, covering biotech as an analyst and investment banker. In 1996, when Monte and Dave were ready to take the plunge into the wine world, Monte moved his family to Oregon where he oversaw the planting of the first vines in 1997. Monte served as winemaker in 1999 and 2000 crafting Patton Valley’s first two vintages. Monte continues to keep a foot in the biotech investment world as a partner in Four Oaks Partners, a life sciences financial advisory firm.
When not working his two jobs, Monte likes to play golf (badly) and tries to control his good-natured, but poorly-trained dog, Ollie.
Born in California into a Navy family, Sherie moved around as a child, stopping in Morocco among other places before settling in Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. After business school, Sherie built a career around medical device and pharmaceutical marketing before she took on the role of full-time mother. In 1996, she moved with her family from Boston to Oregon to help start Patton Valley.
A fitness devotee, she loves cycling and hiking in Oregon’s beautiful countryside, gardening and cooking.
A natural educator and entertainer, passionate about wine to the point of being theatrical, and seemingly endless enthusiasm make Mike an engaging storyteller and an easy fit at Patton Valley.
Find Mike on the road extolling the virtues of Oregon Pinot Noir, frantic in an airport, at the winery with his trusty sidekick, Sumo, or skiing down the slopes of Mt. Hood (provided it snows again ever).
If she’s not pulling samples for lab work or racking barrels in the cellar, you’ll probably find her at the local watering hole (The One Horse, of course) sipping some ice cold beer.