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August 29, 2023

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery Founders and Co-Owners Jim and Leslie D’Andrea are pleased to announce the addition of Winemaker Blair Gillingham to the Noble Ridge team. Blair will be working with Director of Winemaking & Viticulture, Benoit Gauthier, to further enhance the production of premium quality wine. Blair will be involved with both the winemaking and viticultural aspects of the operation.

“I look forward to working with Blair and collaborating with him in the cellar and in the vineyard. Blair has a proven track record of making award-winning wines and will enable me to pursue even more new and exciting initiatives that we at Noble Ridge have been contemplating for some time”, commented Benoit Gauthier, Director of Winemaking & Viticulture.

Blair has been producing wine in the Valley for over 20 years and has worked in vineyards and wineries around the world including Austria. He spent the last 10 years making wine on the Naramata Bench.

Jim D’Andrea, Founder and Chairman stated: “We are very excited to have Blair join the Noble Ridge team. Blair’s skills and experience will allow us to proceed with our future growth strategies and ensure the continued production of premium quality wines, offering memorable experiences and sustainably taking care of our unique terroir.”

Welcome to the team Blair!