A natural fit from the beginning, Spencer joined our team for the 2012 harvest and was named winemaker in 2016.
Spencer developed a love of wine while waiting tables in Georgia during his pursuit of a marketing degree. In 2004 he moved to Sonoma to work his first vintage with Ravenswood and three years later, realized it was truly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. He decided to go back to school at Lincoln University in New Zealand. Working towards a degree in Oenology and Viticulture, Spencer immersed himself in school and hands-on learning from 2006-2008. Upon his return state side, Spencer rejoined the team at Ravenswood, this time as contract winemaker. In 2009 he took an assistant winemaker position at Bargetto, the oldest winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was in Santa Cruz that Spencer met his future wife whose job relocated them in 2012 to Eugene.