Years of Participation
After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Science from the University of Missouri, Gregory moved west to attend Oregon State University where she earned her Masters of Agriculture degree in Viticulture studying under Dr. Patty Skinkis. Upon graduating in 2012, she joined Adelsheim Vineyard as their Grower Relations and Viticulture Technician. Soon thereafter she became Adelsheim’s Assistant Vineyard Manager, and in 2017 Gregory was promoted to Vineyard Manager. Kelli oversees all aspects of vineyard operations & viticulture and has also continued in her role as the Grower Relations. Gregory is passionate about sustainable agriculture and has successfully converted all 175 acres of Adelsheim’s vineyards to be farmed without the use of herbicides. She has recently been honored with the LIVE Excellence in Sustainability Award, featured in Good Grower Magazine, and presented at the US Sustainable Winegrowers Summit.
“GROWING GRAPES IS TRULY A LABOR OF LOVE, AND EVERY VINTAGE HERE IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY BRINGS A NEW AND INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE TO JUST HOW AMAZING THE WORLD OF WINEGROWING IS. THE COMBINATION OF OUR INCREDIBLY SKILLED VINEYARD CREW, SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING VINEYARD PROPERTIES AROUND AND A TRULY UNIQUE GROWING REGION CONTINUES TO PROVIDE A FINISHED PRODUCT THAT I FEEL HONORED TO BE A PART OF.”