Wines created by people working in harmony with nature

Introducing Team Troon

Denise and Bryan White - Proprietors

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“We didn’t find Troon, It found us,” says the new owners* of Troon Vineyard, Bryan and Denise White.  Friends introduced the Whites to the Applegate Wine Trail in early 2017, “We were mesmerized by the raw beauty of the Valley and quickly began researching the property and discussing the possibilities. We were compelled by something external to do this.”

Dr. Bryan and Denise White married in 1996.  They reside in Texas where they’ve raised four children.  Their eldest, Amber, is married to Robert Bean and they live in Grants Pass, Oregon. Andrew is a sophomore at U.T.A. and the twins, Thomas and Jennifer are in high school. Now they will be dividing their time between Texas and Oregon. 

*the transaction is subject to standard regulatory approval process

Craig Camp - General Manager

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Craig Camp is a veteran fine wine professional with more than three decades of experience in every facet of the industry including importing, exporting, distribution, marketing, sales, viticulture and fine wine production. He has extensive hands-on experience in wineries in Italy, Napa Valley, the Willamette Valley and now the Applegate Valley. 

Camp is an industry leader in the use of online marketing and Social Media. He has been recognized for his online work by Food and Wine Magazine and Saveur Magazine. He is a past vice-president of the Board of Directors of the Rhone Rangers. He also served on the board of the Howell Mountain Vinters and Grower Association and Napa Valley Vintners Association Marketing and New Media committees and is past chairman of both.

He came to the Applegate Valley to work in a region on the cutting edge of fine winemaking and is passionate about winegrowing and winemaking in Oregon.

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Steve Hall - Winemaker

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Steve Hall, while a veteran winemaker, is always driven to push himself and his wines to ever higher levels of complexity. With a résumé that's filled with famous wineries including Robert Biale, JARVIS, and Clos du Val along with a string of highly rated wines from The Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate, Steve is bringing a new level of sophisticated and thoughtful winemaking to the Applegate Valley.  Steve is always focused on building layers of texture and aromatics throughout each of our Troon Vineyard wines. Since his arrival he has been guiding Troon Vineyard towards a natural winemaking philosophy that is guided by our soils and the unique micro-climates of the Applegate Valley. Finesse, definition and complexity are the elements expressed in the wines he crafts at Troon Vineyard. 

Meg Ordaz - Director of Consumer Sales

Meg found herself a home at the Troon Vineyard tasting room in Carlton a few years ago and has been able to grow her passion for wine and love of interacting with people of all walks of life hosting our guests at our Carlton Tasting Salon. When Meg is not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 teenage children, one of whom is looking at S.O.U. giving Meg and her husband Norm another reason to visit the winery in the nearby Applegate Valley.

Nate Winters - Oregon Sales Manager

Nate is a California native who has found his home in Southern Oregon in 2014. Lots of outdoor activities suit his hands on and active personality. He loves conceptual music and all forms of expression, drawing being a favorite. Catching him by surprise is wine. Growing up very unfamiliar to the culture of wine, it seems now that the more he learns the more he wants to learn. With a customer service/hospitality background combined with his curiosity for wine, he couldn't find a better fit!