Winemaker Chris Bertsche

Winemaker Chris Bertsche

Chris Bertsche – aka “Ringmaster” or “Mad Scientist” – joined Coelho Winery in early 2016 and embodies the essence of what Coelho represents: a commitment to quality in the cellar and vineyard.

Educated in accounting and finance in California, self-titled Wine Logistics Coordinator, Lab Technician, Vintage Historian, Meteorologist, Geologist, Psychologist, Grape Whisperer, Family Mediator, Energizer Bunny, and Work Hubby Chris has not only the knowledge and experience gained from over 5 years of winemaking in Sonoma County and another 4 in the Willamette Valley, but also a strong desire to continue to enrich and expand the Coelho legacy.

Chris recognizes the subjectivity of wine and strives to create humble and expressive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris that everyone can enjoy.