Angela Estate was founded in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA in 2006 by Antony Beck. Building on a family legacy of winegrowing that started at Graham Beck Winery in South Africa, Beck and winemaker, Alban Debeaulieu focus on making provocative, world-class wines that will endure.
ANTONY BECK | OWNER
Antony Beck is a husband, father and businessman who loves Pinot Noir. The Becks own the world-renowned wineries Graham Beck and Steenberg Vineyards in South Africa with vineyards planted by his father in 1984. His passion for Pinot led him to Oregon and cultivated his friendship with founding winemaker Ken Wright. Beck feels that Oregon is the best place in the U.S. to produce world-class Pinot noir. He named the winery after his wife and partner of more than 25 years, Angela.
ANGELA BECK | OWNER
Angela Beck is a successful business woman who began her company, Pomegranate in 1995. Pomegranate specializes in apparel, textiles and accessories. She and Antony reside in Lexington, KY and share five beautiful, talented children.
ALBAN DEBEAULIEU | WINEMAKER
Alban Debeaulieu leads the evolution of Angela Estate, producing an exacting style of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that is full of life and expressive of the vineyards where they are grown. Alban was born in the Loire Valley of France. He studied agronomics and viticulture in French Catalonia for two years before moving to Burgundy to further his studies. For the three years that followed he lived in both Dijon and Beaune completing a Bachelor in viticulture and a Master’s in winemaking & Enology while working harvests in Beaujolais as well as for the Drouhin family in Burgundy.
In 2013, Alban moved to Oregon to work a second harvest at Domaine Drouhin Oregon, then took a position as assistant winemaker at White Rose Estate. In 2016, Alban joined Chapter 24 Vineyards and 00 Wines as winemaker before arriving at Angela Estate in May, 2017.
DAVID MARTINEZ | ASSISTANT WINEMAKER
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CLAY W. FARMER | VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
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JESSICA ENDSWORTH | REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, WESTERN US
Jessica Endsworth’s career began in the dining scene in St. Louis, MO and Chicago, IL. She moved to Oregon in 2004 and has been working in Willamette Valley ever since. “Establishing Angela Estate winery is a great adventure,” said Endsworth. “We have stunning, stratified, established vineyards with varied clonal selection. Ken Wright is one of the most pedigreed winemakers in Oregon creating our signature style. Mark Gould is an exceptional vineyard manager who farms with the dogma of responsible diversity. Antony Beck is a savvy, generous and passionate owner. Our tasting room team is educated and fun. All of the bones for success are there. We just have to knit them together.” firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN TARLETON | REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, NORTHEAST
John Tarleton grew up in Raleigh, NC, and worked in restaurants for most of his young life. He moved to New York City in 2006 to study with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and worked for many years as Sommelier and Wine Director at Artisanal Bistro and Picholine. In 2011, John moved to the wholesale division of Frederick Wildman and Sons, where he called on high-end restaurants and hotels in New York. He joined Angela Estate at the beginning of 2016. John has always been a keen admirer of Oregon’s unique place in the wine landscape, and is an enthusiastic ambassador for Angela Estate and the region. email@example.com
EDWIN OLIVIERI| REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, MIDWEST
Edwin Olivieri is a native Chicagoan and holds a Master’ Degree in Computer Science. After Graduate School, Edwin began his wine career by starting his own Wine Distribution company, in Chicago, where he represented the Graham Beck and The Angela brands. After 5 years of owning his own business, Edwin transitioned into the Midwest Regional Director of Sales for Maritime Wine Trading Collective for 10 years. A year ago, Edwin was appointed as the Business Development Executive for Graham Beck’s acclaimed Méthode Cap Classique portfolio, with a specific focus on supporting the Importing Company and the Distributor Partners, in all 50 States, across the USA with achieving sales success and building the brand in the largest wine market in the world. This is Edwin’s 17th year representing the Beck Family brands. firstname.lastname@example.org
KATHY BEREZ | DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER SALES
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LEANN LOVELAND | LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE
Leann Loveland, affectionately called Leanny, currently serves as our Lead Sales Associate at the Angela Estate tasting room. She joined the company in April of 2015 after spending over 20 years managing and directing wine programs at some of the most premier restaurants in Portland, Oregon. Leann is a certified sommelier and loves sharing her wine and food knowledge with others. She is known best for her charismatic sense of humor, outstanding hospitality and uncanny ability to make people feel welcome and firstname.lastname@example.org | (503) 554-1049
EMMA BECK | SALES & MARKETING
Emma Beck joined the Angela Estate team in January of 2018 assisting with marketing work all over the world.
FOUNDATIONS IN FRIENDSHIP
Founding winemaker, Ken Wright met Antony Beck at a charity event in Lexington, Kentucky through a mutual friend, Rob Rosenstein. The auction and event were held at nearby thoroughbred horse farm (Gainesway), owned and operated by Antony and Angela Beck. The auction and the introduction were a success. The Becks and the Wrights made fast friends and a discussion about a project in Oregon was forged.
Beck had fallen in love with Pinot Noir with his South African winery, Graham Beck. Started by his father, the winery had specialized in making Pinot Noir into sparkling wine on that side of the world. He hoped to make an equally magnificent still wine on the other side. Oregon proved to be the ideal location for Beck.
Rosenstein and Beck decided to invest in a venture. “Our intention was then is as it is now: to make the best wine in Oregon, with the best fruit and the best winemaker,” said Beck. The duo purchased the land that was to become known as the Clawson Creek vineyard, located on Savannah Ridge directly beneath Abbott Claim vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Under the watchful eye of vineyard manager, Mark Gould and winemaker, Ken Wright, the first 21 acres were planted in 2006. The remaining 13 acres were planted in 2007. The winery was named “Angela” in honor of Beck’s wife and “Clawson Creek Vineyard” in honor of Rosenstein’s. In 2010, the winery and the vineyard names changed exclusively to “Angela Estate.”