Jeff, a native Virginian and West Virginia University graduate, entered the wine industry in 1993 upon accepting a summertime position at Virginia Tech’s Fruit Research Station. There he worked with the state viticulturist Dr. Tony K. Wolf in his experimental winegrape vineyard. At summer’s end Jeff joined Jim Law and the Linden Vineyards team to help work the 1993 harvest and crush. At this point Jeff decided to establish his own six acre vineyard on his family’s farm. In 1995, he planted his first vineyard and in 1996 harvested his first grapes. He sold his fruit to Linden Vineyards and for the next 10 years continued working for and growing grapes for the winery. In 2005 he established Glen Manor Vineyards winery on his family’s farm and made his first wines in 2007. One year later he also established 8-1/2 additional acres of steep mountainside vineyards. Jeff’s wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes, consisting of sauvignon blanc, petit manseng, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot. 2,700 cases are produced using minimal intervention methods. Only yeasts, yeast nutrients, bentonite and sulfites are ever introduced to the juice or wine.