OWNERS

MICHAEL G. ETZEL

Founding Partner | President

While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law (the French idiom is “beaux frères”), Robert Parker, Jr.

Michael uprooted his young family from Colorado and moved to the farm the following summer. He began his focused pursuit as a vineyard manager by planting only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old pig and dairy farm into his jewel. While planting his own vineyard, Michael worked four harvests at Ponzi Winery. In 1990, Michael harvested his first crop and sold the grapes, except enough to make one barrel, to winemakers Ken Wright and Dick Ponzi.

In 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery. With each new vintage, Michael’s efforts further unveil his pursuit of Pinot Noir that is the purest expression of the vineyard.

In the spring of 2017, our second-generation winery began a new partnership with eighth-generation French family-owned Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

Our new partners’ have been inspired by the authenticity, integrity, and character of our vineyard and winery. In addition to his partial-ownership, Michael’s role in guiding vineyard, winery, and administrative operations continues, as does the role of his son, Mike D. Etzel, as Winemaker. We believe we are in a better position than ever to create world-class wines of truly unique character and complexity.

GILLES DE LAROUZIÈRE

Maisons & Domaines Henriot | Président

WINEMAKING

MIKE D. ETZEL

Winemaker

AARON KENDALL

Associate Winemaker

ROGELIO ROSALES

Viticulturist

OMAR PEREA

Master Mechanic

JEFF HAGEN

Camp Host

HOSPITALITY & SALES

JILLIAN BRADSHAW

Director of Sales

LIVIA HEUBERGER

Winery Guide

RYAN FADDIS

Sales Manager

RACHEL FEINER

Hospitality Coordinator

CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL

Marketing & Communications Manager

ADMINISTRATION

MICHAEL BRAZIEL

Chief Financial Officer

BRITTANY PORTER

Human Resources Manager / Accountant

DARIAN COLE

Shipping & Logistics Coordinator