John Pataccoli, owner and winemaker at Redhawk Winery, attended Harvard University and prior to buying the winery, spent 20 years in the mutual fund business in Boston, Miami, South America and Los Angeles. An avid wine collector and consumer, he and his wife, Betty, decided to pursue their dream to own a winery, moved to the Willamette Valley, and bought Redhawk in 2005. John took over the day to day winemaking immediately and strives to produce distinctive, reasonably priced wines.
John is currently President, and he and his wife were instrumental in creating the Eola-Amity Hills Winegrowers Association. He also served on the Willamette Valley Wineries Association Board for 6 years, one as President. John has been active on the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Travel Salem, and West Salem Business Association Boards.
John grew up in the restaurant business in Rochester, NY, and loves all things connected to food and wine.