Kristina is the General Manager at Hummingbird Estate. An Illinois native, she was transplanted to Oregon with her Southern Oregon native husband Tim Alvarez, who is owner of Claudio Alvarez Construction with his family. She resides close by the estate in Jacksonville, Oregon with Tim and their three children.
Kayla Zerger is an Administrative Assistant at Hummingbird Estate – Wine & Suites. She is responsible for creating the digital designs used in the online and print work at Hummingbird Estate and is the events coordinator for Hummingbird. Kayla is graduating with her bachelor’s in communication from Arizona State University in the Spring of 2020.
Jennifer Hettmann, Tasting Room Manager, built a strong background in the hospitality industry including experience in mixology, serving, and management in the mid-west. Jennifer is a certified sommelier. With her move to Oregon, Jennifer’s desire was to be part of an up and coming specialty vineyard and was thrilled to find Hummingbird Estate. Joining the team has been the fulfillment of a dream and the culmination of many years in the hospitality industry and her life’s adventures.
Chris Hubert, Vineyard Manager
Hummingbird Estates first Vineyard Manager, Chris Hubert, from Results Partners LLC., earned his B.S. degree in Fruit Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then worked as a Professional Crop Adviser for Crop Care Services in Napa before taking on the role of Vineyard Manager at Louis Martini Vineyard in St. Helena, California, then Quail Run Vineyards in Talent, Oregon.
In 2010, Results Partners expanded services into southern Oregon, with Chris representing the “RP South” region. What does he like about working for RP? The “commitment to excellence that we all strive to achieve.”
We are grateful to Chris for his oversight, wisdom, and expertise in fulfilling our vision for Hummingbird Estates.
Chris Graves, Winemaker
Chris Graves is the first winemaker at Naumes Crush and Fermentation, where he oversees all winemaking, winery operations, client relations and support services.
Born and raised in California’s vine-covered Sierra Foothills, Graves developed an early fascination with winemaking. Graves is a 2004 graduate of the UC Davis Viticulture & Enology program.
Lured by the beauty and rapid growth of the Southern Oregon wine industry, Graves and his family relocated to Jacksonville in 2014. He worked as a consulting winemaker before joining Naumes Crush in 2015.
Jason Coates, New Vineyard Manager
Hummingbird Estates new vineyard manager is Jason Coates also from Results Partners LLC. Jason moved to Oregon in 2010 and became involved with the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College. His degree in Botany was a natural fit with the viticulture program at UCC and his eagerness to dive into the profession, as well as his keen tractor driving skills, led him to an internship at Abacela which quickly evolved into a vineyard management position.
Jason joined Results Partners South in January of 2016 as the Operations Manager. Jason enjoys working with RP’s extremely knowledgeable staff and diverse clientele.
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