Ed Killian has been making award-winning wines in Sonoma County, CA for more than 30 years.
With a master’s degree in Enology from UC Davis and decades of experience, Ed has a thorough understanding of the soils and microclimates in Sonoma County, as well as close associations with many of the area’s winegrowers.
Travis has spent 15 years in the Food and Beverage Industry, where he developed an interest in wine. The interest became a passion and he moved to Oregon to pursue a career making cool-climate wines. He started as a harvest intern, gaining full-time employment as a cellar hand in 2017, and has moved through the ranks of the cellar to Winemaker. Hard work and dedication has led him to the helm of producing Oregon wines for Lifevine as well as Great Oregon Wines Duck Pond Cellars and Rascal.
When not at the winery, Travis farms 2.5 acres of Pinot Noir in the Chehalem Mountains, fishes for steelhead in the coastal rivers, and annoys his wife and dog with his guitar playing.