Eric and Lorrie Normann ~ Owners
Eric and Lorrie got the wine bug in 1997 when they purchased their 12 acre Pinot Gris vineyard from King Estate Winery. Eric’s long term career in the water utility industry afforded Lorrie the ability to pursue her passion for the local wine scene. Starting in 1999, Lorrie began her wine journey at LaVelle Vineyards. Five years later, Lorrie joined forces with Dan Smith and together they created Sweet Cheeks Winery. In addition to his day job, Eric is vineyard maintenance for the couple’s commercial Pinot Gris vineyard located just five miles from the Veneta, Oregon.
Brett Normann~ Sales
As the youngest son of Eric and Lorrie Normann, Brett has spent much of his life in the wine industry. From riding his bike with a whistle through the vineyard as a little boy to scare away birds, working bottling and labeling lines to sales and events. Brett has a great way of sharing his experiences and excitement about our local wine scene and inspires that excitement in others. Brett is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon and helps with the family business in his spare time.
Bryan Normann ~ Brand Ambassador
Bryan is the oldest son of Eric and Lorrie Normann. Bryan has always loved the wine industry. He started helping in the vineyards when he was just nine years old. At age 12, he was helping at local wine club events with his mom and still lends a hand when his job as an Emergency Room EMT allows.