Juan Pablo Valot has worked for Silvan Ridge Winery for the last seven years and became the Winemaker in August 2012. Juan Pablo “JP” was born in Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is the most known Argentina’s wine country. JP completed a five years degree in agricultural sciences, with a focus in enology and viticulture at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. After graduation JP worked as an oenologist for Esmeralda, one of the Catena wineries. In 2001 he came to Oregon looking for new challenges and attracted by Oregon’s growing wine industry. In 2002 he met his wife Doris and both decided to settle in Oregon.
Before working for Silvan Ridge, Juan Pablo worked for Willamette Valley Vineyards, Soter Vineyards, and Dobbes Family Estate. JP’s qualifications include 12 years of experience in winemaking with 15 vintages between his work in Oregon and Argentina. He has played multiple roles in Oregon’s wine industry including winemaker, vineyard manager, and educator and was appointed by the Governor to be a member of the Oregon Wine Board. He is a well-rounded wine professional who understands the winemaking process from the vine to glass. He brings to Silvan Ridge his strong educational and professional experience but most important, he brings his passion and commitment to make high quality wine.