After years in social services and a brief hiatus to pursue his passion in cheese and carnivorous plants Neal Nyssen came to the conclusion that the colorful wine industry was in his immediate future. Originally from San Jose he moved to the heart of Oregon’s wine industry in McMinnville at an early age. So the leap of faith and pursuit of pinot was a natural fit for Neal. Working on and off in the Oregon wine industry for several years at various wineries Neal has landed at Cooper Mountain as Tasting Room Manager. We invite you to ask him about his guitar and bass talents next time you see him at Cooper Mountain!