After 16 years as an aircraft mechanic, Ken Cook realized a career change was in order. Ken’s appreciation for wine brought him and his wife, Kerrie, all the way from Anchorage, Alaska to Oregon’s Willamette Valley to begin a new life in the wine industry. Ken began his new career with Chemeketa Community College Northwest Viticulture Center Program. He holds a degree in both winemaking and vineyard management and joined the team at Cherry Hill Winery in 2005. He brought his knowledge of cutting edge techniques and practices to Cherry Hill. Ken’s goal at Cherry Hill is to sustainably grow ripe and balanced fruit to produce pinot noir that represents the terroir of Cherry Hill vineyard in a minimal intervention wine production style.