Meet The Team

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Get to know the face of Pfeiffer Winery!
Each of our team members have unique stories and tasting styles we can't wait to share with you!
Robin ~ Owner & Winemaker
Robin grew up on the land that is now Pfeiffer Vineyards & Winery. His family raised sheep and chickens for 30 years and lived in a small Quonset house where the winery parking lot is now. He acquired 2 Master Degrees, in Foreign Language Studies and Counseling. He lived in Peru, Mexico and Chile and taught at the University of San Marcos in Lima. He was also Spanish teacher for 33 years. Robin is one of the early pioneers in the state wine industry having planted his 70-acre vineyard on the south facing slope of the property in 1984. He also planted a sustainable, award-winning forest on the north-facing slope.
Danuta ~ Owner & Winemaker
Danuta was a ski instructor, swim instructor, scuba diver, sky diver, and a long distance bicycle rider. Her first book, Watersafe Your Baby in One Week, was the first definitive book on teaching water survival to infants. Graduating from the University of Colorado, and through various high-profile TV and radio jobs in San Diego, she became the co-host on the international television show, The 700 Club with Pat Robertson. Disillusioned, she retreated to her progressive roots, wrote an award-winning book, Chiseled, and now makes wine, loves and laughs with Robin, the love of her life.
Robin & Danuta: Our Story
Robin and Danuta met through a newspaper ad in 1994.  Danuta wrote that she was looking for someone who could spell and Robin filled the bill as Scrabble champion of the family.  Twelve days after they met, they fell in love and decided to marry. During the next 23 years, they built their environmental home, established a winery, a tasting room, a Water Garden, a Grand Fireplace Pavilion and an internationally recognized Pfeiffer brand of fine wines. They dance whenever they can, drink Pinot Noir daily for their health, and live joyful lives with their two yellow labs, family, grandchildren and good friends. Robin and Danuta built the first solar-powered winery and tasting room in the South Willamette Valley, and his continuing vision for environmentalism and forestry has become a role model for sustainable agriculture.
Bill Kremer ~ Winemaker 
I have been working in the Oregon wine industry since 1995, and have known Robin and Danuta since then.  I started working as consulting winemaker with them in 2008.  I have a masters degree in enology from UC Davis, and a masters degree in clinical microbiology from the University of Washington.  Born in South Dakota, I worked as a Medical Technologist after undergraduate college, but was drawn to live on the west coast in the early 80's.  My role at Pfeiffer Winery is to guide the wines through the process from grapes to bottling, and guide the Pfeiffers through the process too!
Vanessa ~ General Manager
Born and raised in Hawaii for 10 years, the youngest sibling of 6, and I am a twin! I have one beautiful daughter and 2 Chihuahua fur babies, Romeo and Juliette.  I started here at Pfeiffer Winery in 2013 as a tasting room associate (didn't know much about wine!). I love every second that I get to enjoy this special place on earth, and I am now the General Manager and Wine Club Manager.   
Justis ~ Cellarmaster
I grew up locally in Springfield and after high school spent 5 years as a marine. I have a varied past of fast food, retail, pharmacy, pipe bending, cereal production and even a brief stint as a meat cutter. Wine never seemed to show on my radar until 2014 when at 40 years old I discovered 2 new loves. Vanessa, the then tasting-room manager, and wine. 3 years later I’m married to both.
Justis & Vanessa: Our Story
Justis and Vanessa met at the winery.  Pfeiffer Winery was establishing their Facebook page and started a contest - for the 500th like to our page, the winner would receive a free glass of wine! Our Events Manager was absent the day we received our 500th like, who just happened to be Justis Sitowski.  As Vanessa was looking at his profile to reach out to him to let him know he was our winner, she thought he was kinda cute...Not being much of a wine drinker (had never been tasting), he grudgingly agreed to come out with a friend. The rest is history.  In May of 2016, Robin and Danuta did the honors of marrying these two in the beautiful Water Garden.  
Roger ~ Tasting Room Specialist
Being a California transplant I love everything Oregon, especially the Pinot Noir! When not in the Tasting Room, I love hiking, enjoying all types of music, playing pinochle, meditating, having conversations with intelligent people and being a science nerd. I like to read about quantum physics and Eastern mystical traditions. Most of all, I like to have FUN!!!
Cheri ~ Events Manager
After a long time away from the wine industry, I make my return to the industry I love by taking the Events Manager position at Pfeiffer Winery. In my spare time, I enjoy wine(!), cooking, hiking, fishing, golf, and traveling in our classic motor coach with my husband. I also read cookbooks like they're novels!

Brianne ~ Tasting Room Specialist
​A native Oregonian, I was born and raised in Eugene. While spending some time abroad in Spain, I was inspired by local vintners to pursue my dream of working in the wine industry. Since returning to the States, I have begun working toward a degree in viticulture and enology. I am very excited to be here at Pfeiffer. See you soon! 
Isabel ~ Tasting Room Specialist
Born in Mexico, I am bilingual. My passions are culinary arts, interior design and photography. I am in love with the beauty in nature, harmony and peace. I love working in the vineyard and look forward to every harvest. Eager for new adventures, hiking, kayaking, camping and watersports. I am married to Paul Rylko, Danuta and Robin Pfeiffers son.
Brandy ~ Tasting Room Specialist
Pfeiffer Tasting Room comrade and friend. Wife and mother, Pinot Noir lover, serial treadmill runner, and Nordstrom addict! My background is in fashion merchandising. Some of my goals include running a half marathon and traveling to Germany with my grandparents. I have three amazing children, 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Susan ~ Tasting Room Specialist
My favorite activities include cooking, developing recipes, medicinal herbal potions, and instructing my coaching clients on various integrated wellness practices, which includes clinical hypnotherapy. I have a fascination with the Universe and all of Its mysteries and secrets. I have adult children and a few grands too that I entertain myself with on occasion.