Byron Dooley – Winemaker
A.A. Liberal Arts, De Anza College, 1981
B.S. Computer Science, Oregon State University, 1985
A.S. Viticulture and Winemaking, Napa Valley College, 2004
Byron fell in love with wine in college at Oregon State University, continued to explore wine throughout a career in technology, and followed a winding road back to Oregon to make the kinds of wines he loves. He has traveled around the world exploring wines from different regions, and sees it as more of a passion than a job. His enthusiasm, dedication, meticulousness, devotion to wine, and integrity in the winemaking process are only a few of the qualities that make Byron an excellent winemaker.
Mackenzie Heinze – Direct Sales
In following his passion for wine, Mac moved from Wisconsin to pursue his dream of someday co-owning a wine label with his brother. Starting in the industry by maintaining the frosty Midwest vineyards, he knew that Oregon and the uncompromising wines coming from the Willamette Valley would be the best place to learn the trade. Trying to expose himself to all facets of the industry, Mac worked from a ground-up approach, coming from the vineyard to work his first harvest in Dundee. Getting hands-on experience in wine making, he was drawn to Seven of Hearts to learn how to operate a successful, limited-production label. Grateful to be surrounded by wine, he is seeking to continually learn anything and everything that is wine.