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Alison is the lead winemaker for Hess Allomi, Hess Select and Hess Shirtail Ranches Wines. She’s a seasoned winemaker with international vineyard management and winemaking experience. A graduate of Duke University with a B.S. Viticulture & Enology earned in Germany.

“A winemaker only gets a limited number of harvests in a career, so each one is very special. My goal is to have everyone who experiences the wines from Hess understand the absolute passion, extreme dedication and never-ending striving for excellence reflected in every glass.”
– Alison Rodriguez, Winemaker

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