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Woodbury Vineyards was started in 1979 by local Chemistry teacher, Gary Woodbury, in an old Orchard cold storage building. It has weathered many changes, both internally and in the community, and the new team is committed to revitalizing this local staple while maintaining it's deep community roots and a rich history of award winning wines.
Woodbury Vineyards is proud to have a team comprised of top professionals with roots in the local community. Keep reading to learn more about our Woodbury family!
Director of Winery Operations
Justin Ortel was born and raised just 15 minutes from Woodbury Vineyards, and started his career here back in 2008. Since then, Justin has worked at multiple wineries, both locally and farther afield, continuing to learn winemaking through the UC Davis' Winemaking Certificate Program, and honing his craft through experience. He also earned a degree in Business Management through Eastern Gateway College. Returning to Woodbury Vineyards, Justin will be applying his knowledge, and passion for winemaking, to produce fine wines reminiscent of Woodbury's origins.
Director of Sales, Marketing, and Events
Tigan was born in Westfield, and grew up in Ithaca and Arkwright. She recently returned home to Fredonia from Washington, DC, where she began her career in the beverage industry at a small boutique bottle shop. Starting as a sales associate, she moved quickly to assistant manager, gaining a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. She also earned her Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level II Certification. Tigan hopes to employ her education, her experience in the industry, and her love for her newly reclaimed hometown to foster a warm, exciting, community oriented, educational, and most important of all, fun, environment at Woodbury Vineyards.