In 2001, Melissa Burr discovered her passion for the wine industry during an internship with Cooper Mountain Vineyards in her home state of Oregon. Two years later, Melissa joined Stoller Family Estate as the winery’s first dedicated winemaker and partnered with founder Bill Stoller to launch History, a brand dedicated to paying homage to historic vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. Melissa leads the winemaking production team and oversees the continual refinement of the Stoller Wine Group’s five brands. In 2006, Stoller Family Estate’s winery became the first winery in the world to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
With a 17-year tenure, Melissa enjoys the creative and natural process of winemaking and the dynamic nature of the Oregon wine industry. She says the constant evolution of every new vintage pushes her to learn more about her craft.