Alison joined Abacela in March 2022 and has worked with grapevines since 2011. She entered the viticulture and wine world through her interest in plants. Viticulture was especially attractive as it blended a lot of science based practices with data collection.
She graduated from Oregon State University with a PhD in Horticulture in March 2018. Her dissertation was titled “Using vineyard floor management to manipulate vine vigor: Impacts on ‘Pinot noir’ yield productivity and fruit composition”. From there, she moved south to work in the Umpqua Valley as the Assistant Vineyard Manager for a large-scale viticultural operation for several years before joining our team as Vineyard Manager.