After a domino-style tour of harvests all over the world from New Zealand to Oregon to Germany, Jerry Murray settled in the Willamette Valley as winemaker and vineyard manager for Patton Valley Vineyards.
After honing his skills at Patton Valley, Jerry was recruited to Van Duzer Vineyards, taking it to the next level in winemaking, farming and culture.
In 2013, Jerry had another once in a lifetime opportunity which took him to California. Jerry was the founding winemaker of Domaine Anderson, owned by Champagne Louis Roederer . While there, Jerry worked with famed Burgundy winemaker Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac to create expressive, individualistic Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
Meg Murray grew up outside the Eola-Amity Hills in West Salem. She traveled extensively, majored in International Studies and dabbled in politics before finding her path in wine as an International Wine Broker based in Southern California. Returning back to Oregon, she took a job in sales for a distribution company and eventually used her diverse background to create élevage consulting, which provides marketing and sales services to wine and wine related businesses. In addition, Meg founded the feminist brand Nasty Woman Wines where she channels her political prowess into wine with a mission to get more women to the table in leadership and policy.
Together this power couple manage their businesses and their growing family with a home base in McMinnville. The Carlton Winemakers Studio is excited to provide a home for PROJECT M to create their pure and precise Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rosé and Riesling from distinctive sites in the Willamette Valley.