Meliton was born and raised in a farming community in Mexico. In 1993 he moved to Oregon and started work at King Estate Winery as part of the vineyard crew. Meliton worked hard to improve his English and took every opportunity to help out with different projects around the estate. In 1999 he was promoted to Vineyard Manager and is responsible for all vineyard activities including canopy management and soil care, mapping of new and current vineyards and working with our winemakers to coordinate new plantings. He coordinates the critical scheduling of harvest for King Estate's vineyard in addition to outside vineyards we contract with. Meliton has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining King Estate's organic farming practices.